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Family: MALVACEAE 

 Chorisia speciosa
 
  
Author:  Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire 1828
Family:  Malvaceae
Habitat:  Central South America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,2 meter
Height:  18 meters
Flower:  Crème to Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Silk Floss Tree, Pink Floss Silk Tree
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceiba speciosa,  Ravenna 1998
Got it from:  Buenos Aires
Year:  2003

A tree I found in the wild.

Nice looking tree in the streets of Buenos Aires. Actually worlds widest road: 22 lanes!  

My plant and the place I bought it.

150 centimetres in diameter.

  

This member of the Malvaceae (some might say: Bombacaceae) was described by Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire in 1828. It is found in Brazil and Argentina, growing on the foothills in well drained soil with lots of water in October to December and lots of sun. The trunk can get more than one meter in diameter, and it can reach for op to 18 meters. The flowers goes from crème to red. It can only be reproduced by seeds. I got some in Buenos Aries 2003.

From a street tree

Smooth bark in one place -

Spiny in another.

The pink type.

The crème coloured flower type.

 

Serious plant from Fachjan Project Plants, Nl.