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  • Other members of the Bombacaceae family also have interesting stories to tell.

    Did You Know? Mexico's kapok trees aided the U.S. war effort

  • These kapok or silk-cotton trees belong to the Bombax family, Bombacaceae, which includes many fascinating, handsome and much admired trees.

    Did You Know? Mexico's kapok trees aided the U.S. war effort

  • The dry forests of southwestern Ecuador and northern Peru are dominated by large, emergent trees of the family Bombacaceae, including a species of ceiba, Ceiba trichistandra.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • Some of the distinctive plants in the forests include the flamboyant tree, Delonix regia (family Leguminosae), and several species of baobabs (Adansonia, family Bombacaceae).

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • The local source can be divided into two categories: species that are characteristic of lowland rain forest, such as Dipterocarpaceae, Bombacaceae, and the genus Ficus (figs), and those that have a large global latitudinal distribution such as pines, Cruciferae (e.g., mustard), Theaceae (e.g., tea), and tree ferns.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • The limestone cliffs to the east of Lake Tsimanampetsotsa, on the Mahafaly Plateau, have unusual vegetation comprising four main families: Euphorbiaceae, Didiereaceae, Bombacaceae, and Fabaceae.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • (Burseraceae family), Tetrapterocarpon geayi (Leguminosae family), and Gyrocarpus americanus (Hernandiaceae family), as well as other species from the Euphorbiaceae, Leguminosae, and the baobabs of the Bombacaceae.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • MAPOU The sacred tree of the vodoun religion, Ceiba pentandra of the botanical family Bombacaceae.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Visits Caluromys lanatus (Didelphidae) flowers Pseudobombax tomentosum (Bombacaceae). probable case pollination marsupials in Brazil

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  • The most common tree in the plot was Otoba parviflora (IK), and other highly abundant species included palms of the genera Astrocaryum, Iriartea and Scheelea, two species of Quararibea (Bombacaceae), Guarea and Trichilia (both Meliaceae from the subcanopy), one Pouteria (Sapotaceae), Pseudolmedia laevis (Moraceae) and Theobroma cacao (Sterculiaceae).

    Manu National Park, Peru


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  • Plant family name that is an anagram of another plant family name, Cabombaceae.

    July 2, 2010