Chorisia speciosa – Silk Floss Tree. The Silk Floss Tree is a distinctive ornamental tree with exotic white, pink, or red flowers. Blooms are. Chorisia Speciosa. Name: Chorisia Speciosa Common Name: Resham rui. Botanical Name: Ceiba speciosa. Availability: In Stock. This rounded, evergreen tree. General Information. Silk floss tree is a fast-growing deciduous tree with a dense, wide-spreading canopy, growing 15 – 30 metres tall. The bright green bole.

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The leaves are light green, palmate compound with 5 – 7 leaflets, each lance-shaped and about 5 inches long. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

The book can be downloaded from the Internet. Fruits and a flower Photograph by: Trunks and branches are armed with stout triangular spines. The flowers of the related C. Tropical silk floss flower in yellow and pink Chorisia speciosa blossoming in October.

Best with consistent moisture in humusy, well-drained soils in full sun. Trees with established root systems have some drought tolerance. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Difficult to propagate from seed or cuttings. For tilted trees, chorrisia drunken trees.


How many suns are in our solar system. The natural habitat of the silk floss tree is the north-east of Argentinaeast of BoliviaParaguayUruguay and southern Brazil.


A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. If you have any useful information about this plant, please chorsiia a comment. Capsules split open wpeciosa spring when ripe releasing the seeds into the wind.

Macro Image of Ceiba speciosa in Thailand. Back to Previous Page. The bulbous often swollen trunk has green bark, becoming gray with age, and is covered with blunt, warty, triangular spines, which are also on the branches.

Tolerates some light shade, but best flowering is in full sun. Retrieved from ” https: RHS still recognizes Chorisia as the genus name. Outside the tropics, the tree seldom sets seeds. The fruits are spexiosa, ovoid pods, about 8 inches long, filled with fluffy dirty-white fibers and bean-sized black seeds. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point. Ceiba speciosa 50 Gal Call. This tree was recently removed by some experts from the Bombacaceae family to the Malvaceae family and renamed Ceiba speciosa.

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Outside of private gardens around the world, it is often planted along urban streets in subtropical areas such as in Spain, South Africa, Australia, northern New Zealand and the southern USA, although its prickled trunks and limbs require safety buffer zones, especially around the trunks, in order to protect people and domesticated animals from its prickles.

The leaves fall just before flowering. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. It is resistant to drought and moderate cold. It performs well in choorisia Florida, parts of California and Hawaii. Specific epithet means showy.

Ceiba speciosa

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Leaf spot may occur. Available as a PDF file on the Internet.

Spines on trunk Photograph by: It will typically develop an attractive, rounded, umbrella-like crown over time. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.