Luis Fernández Alonso, 2003
||Medium - Maximum
White - Cream
cubensis, A. Robyns, 1963
This member of the Bombacaceae*
family was given this name by José
Luis Fernández Alonso in 2003. It is only found on Cuba,
growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and some to
lots of sun. The stem can grow to 80 or even 180 centimetres in
diameter, the tree will reach a height of twelve or even 25 metres.
The flowers are large and white to cream.
The genera name from the Guyanese
name for one of the trees in this genera. The species name for its
occurrence in Cuba.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of the Malvaceae.