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Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(L.) Gaertn. 
Tree Plains,
Cultivated, Native of Africa
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts Ilavam,  Panjukai maram, Vellilavu


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Ceiba insignis Chorisia insignis Bombacaceae White Floss Silk Tree
Ceiba pentandra Bombacaceae Kapok Tree
Ceiba speciosa Chorisia speciosa Bombacaceae Floss Silk Tree

Chorisia insignis H.B.K. (A South American species, introduced in Pakistan. Cultivated in the gardens of plains for its showy flower) is a synonym of Ceiba insignis (Kunth) P.E.Gibbs & Semir
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. (Throughout the tropics of the world)

Species with description in Flora of China (Distribution other than China):
Ceiba pentandra (Linnaeus) Gaertner [native to tropical America and possibly West Africa; now pantropical, regarded as invasive on some Pacific islands].

Dictionary of Trees, Volume 2: South America: Nomenclature, Taxonomy and Ecology By M.M. Grandtner, Julien Chevrette (2013)- Details-
Ceiba speciosa

Indian Medicinal Plants: A Compendium of 500 Species, Volume 0 By Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal, India) (1995)- Details-

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2003)- Details-
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- details-
Ceiba (Malvaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Ceiba (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

one sp was already done by …, the first one could not insert image rather I did not know how to.

Pl. go through Bombax & Ceiba (‎‎‎Malvaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia. If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice