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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ceiba pubiflora: A Tree of The Family Malvaceace
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Ceiba

Ceiba pubiflora
is a deciduous tree in the Malvaceace family, native to Argentina, Paraguay, central and eastern Brazil.



Five interesting facts about Ceiba pubiflora:

  • It can grow to 15–25 m tall.
  • The tree is very ornamental when in flower and can be used for landscaping.
  • The wood is used for furniture structures, boxes and toys.
  • The floss contained in the seed capsule is used as a stuffing material in pillows and mattresses.
  • Several Amazonian tribes believe deities live in Ceiba tree species throughout the jungle.

Ceiba
Ceiba pubiflora, Spain

Ceiba
Ceiba pubiflora, Spain

Ceiba
Ceiba pubiflora flowers, Spain

Ceiba
Ceiba pubiflora flowers, Spain

Ceiba
Ceiba pubiflora flowers, Spain

Ceiba flower
Ceiba pubiflora flower, Spain

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The base of a Ceiba pubiflora trunk, Spain

Ceiba flowers
Ceiba pubiflora flowers, Spain

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