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Ceiba pentandra (L. ) Gaertn.
KAPOKTREE
Bombax pentandrum; Ceiba occidentalis; Bonga; Bongo; Ceibo

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Ceiba pentandra, leaf bottom
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 9
Ceiba pentandra, leaf bottom
Ceiba pentandra, leaf bottom stem
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Ceiba pentandra, leaf bottom stem

Ceiba pentandra
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 2
Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra, bark, maybe
© John Pickering, 2004-2017 · 1
Ceiba pentandra, bark, maybe

Ceiba pentandra timeseries
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Ceiba pentandra timeseries
Ceiba pentandra flower-bud cluster
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Ceiba pentandra flower-bud cluster

Ceiba pentandra flower
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Ceiba pentandra flower
Ceiba pentandra flower
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Ceiba pentandra flower

Ceiba pentandra flower cluster
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Ceiba pentandra flower cluster
Ceiba pentandra flower plant
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Ceiba pentandra flower plant

Ceiba pentandra flower plant
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Ceiba pentandra flower plant
Ceiba pentandra fruit-fragment
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Ceiba pentandra fruit-fragment

Ceiba pentandra immature-fruit
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Ceiba pentandra immature-fruit
Ceiba pentandra immature-fruit cluster
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Ceiba pentandra immature-fruit cluster

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma @ BPI (1)
Arcyriaceae  Arcyria insignis @ BPI (1)
Chaetothyriaceae  Chaetothyrium ceibae @ BPI (2)
Ganodermataceae  Ganoderma areolatum @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora italica @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Fomes oroflavus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus licnoides @ BPI (1)

Polyporus lignosus @ BPI (2)

Poria @ BPI (1)

Trametes cubensis @ BPI (1)
Xylariaceae  Camillea sagraeana @ BPI (1)
_  Eremotheca ceibae @ 646353A (1); 646353B (1)

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Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
kapoktree

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General Information
Symbol: CEPE2
Group: Dicot
Family: Bombacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Tree
Native Status : PB   I
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: white silk-cotton tree
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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©Richard A. Howard. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection . Venezuela, El Cedral. Usage Requirements .

©Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States Virgin Islands, Saint John, Maho Bay Quarter. Usage Requirements .

©Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . United States Virgin Islands, Saint John, Maho Bay Quarter. Usage Requirements .

©Jeff McMillian. Provided by Almost Eden . United States, TX. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
BOPE7 Bombax pentandrum L.
ERAN18 Eriodendron anfractuosum DC.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Bombacaceae – Kapok-tree family
Genus Ceiba Mill. – ceiba
Species Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. – kapoktree

Subordinate Taxa

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Wildlife

Food

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover


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Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
Kapok
ID: 1340 3162 2722 0038 [detail]
H. Vannoy Davis
© 2005 California Academy of Sciences

Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
Kapok
ID: 1351 3163 4284 0108 [detail]
George G. Hawxhurst
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
Kapok
ID: 1351 3163 4290 0102 [detail]
Marguerite Gregory
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0089 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0088 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0087 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

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