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:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; TreesS Mex; F Guat)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; TreesS Mex; F Guat)
  • Materials: fiber (fiber for filling pillows, life preserves and mattresses fide F Guat; F Ceylon)
  • Materials: lipids (oil for soap fide F Guat; F Ceylon)
  • 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, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire
    • 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 Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, [Curacao] Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, 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, Maranhao, Para, Roraima]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Santa Cruz] Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Huanuco, Loreto, Pasco]


    Cultivated



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


    Naturalized

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


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Angely, J. A. Flora analítica e fitográfica do Estado de São Paulo. (F Anal Sao Paulo)
  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  5. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas. 1992 (L Guianas)
  6. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  7. Brink, M. & R. P. Escobin, eds. 2003. Fibre plants (Pl Res SEAs) 17:99-103.
  8. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  9. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  10. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  11. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry Flora of the Rio Palenque science center. (F RPalenq)
  12. Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  13. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  14. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  15. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  16. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  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. (pers. comm.)
  19. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  20. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  21. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  22. Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  23. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  24. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  25. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  26. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  27. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  28. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  29. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  30. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  31. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  32. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  33. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  34. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  35. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  36. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  37. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  38. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  39. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:374.
  40. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?9703. Accessed 25 April 2018.