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Taxon: Ochroma pyramidale (Cav. ex Lam.) Urb.

Genus: Ochroma
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Bombacoideae. Also placed in: Bombacaceae
Nomen number: 25473
Place of publication: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 5:123. 1920
Name verified on: 19-Nov-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • balsa   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • corkwood   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • downtree   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • balsa   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • patte-de-liève   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Balsabaum   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • pata-de-lebre   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-de-bolsa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-de-jangada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • topa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:

  • Materials: wood   (an extremely light wood for boats, model airplanes, etc. fide F Guat; F LAnt)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico [s.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil [n. & w.]
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flore du Cameroun.
  • Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature.
  • Encarnación, F. 1983. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú. 82.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. [= O. lagopus Sw.].
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980- [= O. lagopus Sw.].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Robyns, A. 1964. Sterculiaceae. In: R.E. Woodson, Jr. & R.W. Schery. Flora of Panama. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 51:64–67.
  • Sosef, M. S. M. et al., eds. 1998. Timber trees: lesser-known timbers. 5(3):414–416 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 5(3):414–416.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= O. lagopus Sw.].
  • Steyermark, J. A. & O. Huber. 1978. Flora del Avila.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Check other web resources for Ochroma pyramidale (Cav. ex Lam.) Urb.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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