Taxon: Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil.) Ravenna

Genus: Ceiba
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 433223
Place of publication: Onira 3(15):46. 1998
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Oct-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • floss-silktree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Chorisia speciosa; Hortus 3, as Chorisia speciosa; Trees Bolivia, as Chorisia speciosa)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo, - Rondonia
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Misiones, - Santa Fe; Paraguay - Alto Parana, - Caaguazu
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Cochabamba, - Beni, - La Paz, - Santa Cruz; Peru - Cuzco, - Junin, - San Martin

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Gibbs, P. & J. Semir 2003. A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae) Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 60:259-300.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Ravenna, P. 1998. On the identity, validity, and actual placement in Ceiba of several Chorisia species (Bombacaceae), and description of two new South American species (Onira) 3(15):42-51.


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