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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Pseudobombax ellipticum
 
 
Author:  Armando Dugand, 1943
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Origin:  Mexico / Guatemala
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  10 meters
Flower:  White/Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Bombax ellipticum, Kunth, 1922, Bombax mexicanum Hemsl.1878, Carolinea fastuosa A. P. de Candolle. 1824. Pachira fastuosa, Decaisne, 1880

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.

The genera name from Greek pseudo; 'false' and Bombax, another genera in the family. The species name means 'elliptical', about twice as long as wide, for the leaves. 

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Bombacaceae is now part of the Malvaceae.

 
An older stem by Pamla J. Eisenberg.                                           A flower
by Alan Butterfield.


An other plant which have been cut back.


Older plant cut back make a nice looking plant.