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Genus: Chorisia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae

Formerly in Bombacaceae. Three species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Chorisia crispiflora

Native to Brazil.

 

Chorisia insignis (Yachan)

Native from Peru to Argentina.

 

Chorisia speciosa (Brazil kapok)

Native to Paraguay and Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

  

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