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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Pseudobombax ellipticum
 
  
Author:  Armando Dugand 1943
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  Mexico / Guatemala
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  10 meters
Flower:  White/Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Bombax ellipticum, Kunth 1922, Bombax mexicanum Hemsl.1878, Carolinea fastuosa A. P. de Candolle. 1824. Pachira fastuosa, Decaisne 1880
Got it from:  Zwijndrecht
Year:  2003

Cut in half, when it started to grow in the spring. And five new buds emerged.

The bark from an old plant. Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.

   This member of the Bombacaceae* family was given this name by Armando Degand in 1943. It is found in the eastern part of Mexico and Guatemala, growing among rocks in a well-drained soil. Quite some water when in growth, none in winter. The caudex will grow to more than 50 centimetres, the stems will reach ten meters or even more. The flowers are white to pink. It can only be reproduced by seeds.

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

Photo by Alan Butterfield.

An other plant which have been cut back.

Older plant cut back make a nice looking plant.