|Author: ||Karl Moritz Schumann, 1900
Medium - Maximum
||White - Pink
Silk Tree, Barriguda
|| Might be: Chorisia glaziovii, E.
glaziovii ,Kuntze 1898.
Ceiba pubiflora f.
coaetanea Hassl. 1910.
This member of the Malvaceae family was
given this name by Karl Moritz Schumann in 1900. It is found in
Brazil, growing in a well
drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The stem
can grow to one meter in diameter and the tree from ten to fifteen
metres high. The flowers are from white to pink.
The genera name is from the local
languish; Taíno: ceyba for kapok. The species name after
Auguste F. M. Glaziou, 1828-1906, a French botanical traveller,
collecting plants in Brazil.