Ceiba insignis

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Ceiba insignis (Kunth) P.E.Gibbs & Semir

Bombacaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: digitate

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Malvales

Ceiba insignis is a succulent tree.

Naming

Ceiba insignis was already described and the name validly published by Karl Sigismund Kunth. It was Peter Edward Gibbs and João Semir, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1988.

Taxonomy

Ceiba insignis is a species in the genus Ceiba which contains approximately 21 to 24 species and belongs to the family of the Bombacaceae (Kapok-tree Family). The type species of the genus is Ceiba pentandra.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 6 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Ceiba insignis is deciduous. The digitate leaves are alternate. The lanceolate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceiba insignis produces solitary pink campanulate flowers from September to October.


Root System

Distribution

Ceiba insignis is native to Peru and Argentina.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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