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Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Kapok-tree, White silk-cotton-tree

Ceiba pentandra
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ceiba pentandra has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only



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Ceiba pentandra
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Ceiba pentandra
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera