Ochroma lagopus


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Synonyms for Ochroma lagopus

forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood

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One of the softest (lightest) of woods is balsa (Ochroma lagopus), a dicot; whereas slash pine (Pinus elliottii), a conifer, is harder than many hardwoods.
Balsa (Ochroma lagopus) grows in the West Indies, Central America and tropical South America.
As especies florais a seguir constituem relatos ocasionais de intoxicacao de abelhas Apis pelo nectar no Brasil e tambem nao estiveram presentes nas colmeias pesquisadas: Ochroma lagopus (Bombacaceae) (PAULA et al., 1997); Spathodea campanulata (Bignoniaceae) (TRIGO & SANTOS, 2000); Caesalpinia peltophoroides (Fabaceae) (LAMA & PERUQUETTI, 2006).
Two tropical lowland species, Ochroma lagopus (balsa), a pioneer species with light wood and Hyeronima alchorneoides (pilon), a late-successional species with hard wood were examined.