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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Pachira aquatica
 
  
Author:  Jean Baptiste Christophore Fusée Aublet 1775
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  Tropical America
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  20 meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Malabar Chestnut, Lykke Kastanie, Provision Tree, Saba Nut, Guiana Chestnut, Malabar Chestnut, Castaño de Guayana, Castanhola, Chestnut of the Maranhao, Pareira Decuba, Munguba.
Synonyms:  Grandiflora pachira, Carolinea princeps, Aquatica pachira, Nitida pachyra. Bombax aquaticum K.Schumann 1890.
   This member of the Bombacaceae* family was described by Jean Baptiste Christophore Fusée Aublet  in 1775. Ti is found in Mexico and the tropical part of south America, growing along rivers. Rich soil, lots of water and some sun. It can reach for 20 meters. The white (crème/green) flowers are 20 centimetres, and the fruits the same. Can be reproduced by cuttings as well. I found mine in Taastrup in 2003.

*This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now. Sub-family: Bombacoideae.