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Taxon: Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.

 
Genus: Ceiba
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 9703
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 2:244. 1791
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 33 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; TreesS Mex; F Guat) shade/shelter (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; TreesS Mex; F Guat)
  • Materials: fiber; lipids (oil for soap) lipids (oil for soap)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, [Curacao] St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States, [Puerto Rico] Virgin Islands (British) [Virgin Gorda]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Maranhão, Pará, Roraima]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Santa Cruz] Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Huánuco, Loreto, Pasco]


    Cultivated



    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Naturalized

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, United States [Guam]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Nauru, Tonga


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Angely, J. A. 1970-. Flora analítica e fitográfica do Estado de São Paulo.
  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flore du Cameroun.
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  6. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  7. Brink, M. & R. P. Escobin, eds. 2003. Fibre plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 17:99-103.
  8. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
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  11. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry. 1978. Flora of the Rio Palenque science center.
  12. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  13. Duke, J. A. 1989. Handbook of Nuts CRC Press.
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  16. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Ceiba+pentandra&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  17. Gibbs, P. & J. Semir. 2003. A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 60:259-300.
  18. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  19. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
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  25. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
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  37. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press
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Check other web resources for Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?9703. Accessed 16 July 2019.