The few improbably regal-looking ceiba trees
towered over the charred remains poking through the ranchlands.
After passing the coral bed, the ceiba tree
, and the topiary he reached the edge of the orange grove.
I didn't stop till I came under the shadow of a ceiba tree
, where I loosed the fit of laughter I had been holding in.
The boy started telling us about how important bats are to maintaining the surrounding forest by pollinating the flowers of the ceiba trees
, morning glory trees, agaves, and many other species, and dispersing the seeds of some soft-fleshed fruits, including those of the garambullo columnar cactus (Myrtillocactus geometrizans).
Giant ceiba trees
with huge, snaky roots tower over a tangle of foliage, thickly woven with vines.
But even without this splendid monument from the Western Hemisphere's ancient world, the jungle with its howler monkeys, soaring Ceiba trees
and brilliant wild turkeys is reason enough for a visit.
In 19th-century Jamaica, Afro-Caribbean peoples believed that Ceiba trees
assembled together at night (Rashford 1985: 51, and see below).