Definition of Ceiba pentandra
1. Noun. Massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber.
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Ceiba pentandra
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1. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"... and are somewhat thickened at the end, but in other parts arc very thin. The common silk-cotton or kapok tree (ceiba pentandra G artn. ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"HIBISCUS TILIACEUS L. Not uncommon along the east coast of Andros. Conch Sound, May (564). Same as Eggers 2632. ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"The great size and inaccessibility of the trees of ceiba pentandra that were found in the mountains was cited as a factor that must have some bearing on the ..."