Saturday, October 18, 2014

Floss Silk Tree (Ceiba speciosa and friends) Tour

One of my favorite Ceiba pix

Tour Related Links:


Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
All the fascinating genera of the family Bombacaceae

Bombacaceae (Bombax family) - 114 images at PlantSystematics.org images, phylogeny, nomenclature for (Bombacaceae)
Bombacaceae (Bombax family) - 114 images at PlantSystematics.org images, phylogeny, nomenclature for (Bombacaceae)
Use the above links to Bombacaceae on the Plantsystacatics.org site to see its relation to other families in its order (Malvales). 

Bombacaceae (plant family) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
The EB's treatment of this economically important plant family. 

Friday Flower – “Palo Borracho” | Beetles In The Bush
Find out how an entomologist feels about Ceibas

The Ceiba Foundation
A conservation organization dedicated to both preserving the tree and its environment. 

Ochroma pyramidale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Ceiba relative that is the source of balsa wood. 

Seed and Plant Sources


Rare exotic tropical plants and seeds
A possible source of Adensonia seeds and plants.

B and T World Seeds
A French firm that sells thousands of types of seeds. 

Ceiba speciosa and its' shadow of fallen petals  -this one is located on Tallac knoll up above the Herb Garden. 

Video:

How To Tell the Difference Between the Four Arboretum Ceiba speciosa (was Chorisia speciosa)  Introductions.


More Pretty Pictures

Seedling Ceiba speciosa

Seedling Ceiba speciosa

Ceiba speciosa 'Los Angeles Beautiful'


2 comments:

  1. Where can I buy a seedling on line to make into an indoor bonsai? I live in Greater DC area.

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    1. I would start them from seeds (there very easy to grow). You can get seeds here: http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/tropical-ornamentals/

      Cheers, Frank

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