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Taxon: Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil.) Ravenna

Genus: Ceiba
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Bombacoideae. Also placed in: Bombacaceae
Nomen number: 433223
Place of publication: Onira 3(15):46. 1998
Name verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Oct-2003
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • floss-silktree   (Source: Dict Gard [as Chorisia speciosa]) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia - Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz; Peru - Cuzco, Junin, San Martin
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones, Santa Fe; Paraguay - Alto Parana, Caaguazu

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil.) Ravenna:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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 for additional images
  • Google Images 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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