5026.000 Ceiba Mill.


Description of the genus

Trees, often with swollen bottle-shaped trunks, these often spiny and coloured green.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical America, one extending to Africa.

Malawi: 2 cultivated taxa.

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pentandra (L.) Gaertn.Description, Image
speciosa (A. St.-Hil.) RavennaImage

Other sources of information about Ceiba:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Ceiba
Flora of Mozambique: Ceiba
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ceiba
Flora of Zambia: Ceiba
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ceiba
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ceiba

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceiba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceiba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceiba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceiba
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ceiba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceiba
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceiba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceiba
Plants of the World Online: Ceiba
Tropicos: Ceiba
Wikipedia: Ceiba

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ceiba.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1590, retrieved 3 December 2023

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