Ceiba pentandra

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Synonyms for Ceiba pentandra

massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss

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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].
Group I had Bombax ceiba (1) at the single level, and group II had Ceiba pentandra (2) and Ceiba speciosa (3) in one cluster at the taxonomic distance of 0.
We also made periodic observations of the female cutting, collecting, and bringing green branches to the nest from an adjacent Ceiba pentandra tree.
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.
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.