from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stately species of silk-cotton tree, Bombax Munguba, found on the Amazon and Rio Negro.


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  • Large trees of the forest include Hura crepitans, Triplaris surinamensis, Calycophyllum spruceanum, Cedrela oderata, Pseudobombax munguba, Virola surinamensis, and Ceiba pentandra.

    Gurupa varzea

  • Pseudobombax munguba, numerous species of Ficus, and the palm Astrocaryum jauar.

    Purus varzea

  • The most frequent trees are pioneer species such as Cecropia latiloba, Pseudobombax munguba, Nectandra amazonum, Symmeria paniculata, and the palm Astrocaryum jauari.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil


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