Ceiba pentandra


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Noun1.Ceiba pentandra - massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky flossCeiba pentandra - massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Ceiba pentandra (kapok) fiber is the lightest natural fiber and has a very thin wall with huge hollow region.
Main wood chemical constituents of Ceiba pentandra, Hevea brasiliensis and Ochroma pyramidale
6%) presentaron floracion durante esta epoca, especialmente entre enero y marzo: Aphelandra pulcherrima (tambien con un pico de floracion en diciembre), Coursetia ferruginea (pico entre enero y febrero), Cochlospermum vitifolium (pico entre enero y febrero), Tabebuia ochracea, Ceiba pentandra y Capparidastrum frondosum (Figura 1).
On the other hand, the creamy-white flowers of Ceiba pentandra are small and have only five stamens arranged in spherical fasciculate inflorescences, they are pollinated by a wide range of flying & non flying mammals such as bees, wasps and hummingbirds [24].
Here the little village San Agustin Acasaguastlan is situated, which harbours beside a beautiful pilgrimage church as Zocalo (central place in town) a small park with a very old Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae), the national tree of Guatemala.
Otras especies de importancia estructural fueron Chamaedorea tepejilote, Bursera simaruba y Louteridium mexicanum (Tabla 1); Guarea glabra y Poulsenia armata (UM2), Dialium guianense y Guatteria anomala (UM3), asi como Ceiba pentandra (UM4).
Las especies de arboles emergentes comunes son Cedrelinga cateneiformis, Ceiba pentandra, Ficus obtusa y Sloanea tuerckheimii y en el dosel las especies de arboles mas comunes son Otoba glycicarpa, Eschweilera coriaceae, Inga spp.
Twelve of these plants, Alchornea cordifolia, Afromomum albo violaceum, Annona senegalensis, Cymbopogon densiflorus, Bridelia ferruginea, Ceiba pentandra, Morinda lucida, Hymenocardia acida, Coleus kilimandcharis, Dacryodes edulis, Caloncoba welwithsii, and Vinga unguiculata exhibited significant activities, thus, supporting the claims of the traditional healers and suggesting a possible correlation between the chemical composition of these plants and their uses in traditional medicine.
Se aprovechan unas 30 especies segun diametros minimos de cortabilidad, clasificadas por segun su potencial comercial en tres grupos que comprenden: las comerciales Hymenaea courbaril, Pouteria caimito, Spondias mombin, Cordia alliodora, Andira sp, Manilkara bidentata y Peltogyne pubescens; las potencialmente comerciales que incluye entre las mas importantes: Cordia bicolor, Fagara martinicense, Tetragastris panamensis, Ceiba pentandra, Brosimun alicastrum, Aspidosperma megalocarpum, Astronium lecointei; y el grupo de las especies sin valor comercial actual, pero de interes por su gran abundancia, como por ejemplo Drypetes variabilis.
calva es uno de los arboles mas altos junto con Ceiba pentandra (L.