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Bombacaceae

Alternative classification: Malvaceae s.l. - subfam. Bombacoideae

Bombax L.

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  1. Bombax ceiba L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 511; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 325; EPFP 3 (1923) 45. --Bombax malabaricum DC. Prodr. (DC.) 1 (1824) 479; --Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl., Melet. (1832) 35; --Gossampinus malabarica (DC.) Merr., Lingnan Sc. J. 5 (1927) 126. --Gossampinus heptaphylla (Houtt.) Bakh., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 6 (1924) 189; --Merr., EPFP 4 (1925) 244. India to S China, southward to Sumatra and Java. LUZON: Abra, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, MINDORO, CAMIGUIN, MINDANAO. Scattered in secondary and primary forests at low and medium altitude. Photos

Camptostemon Masters

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  1. Camptostemon philippinense (Vidal) Becc., Malesia 3 (1889) 273; --Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 46. Borneo, Philippines. LUZON: Quezon, PALAWAN, MASBATE, PANAY, NEGROS, BOHOL, BASILAN, MINDANAO: Zamboanga. Edges of mangroves and tidal streams. Photos

Ceiba Mill.

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  1. Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. 2 (1791) 244, t. 133; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 326; EPFP 3 (1923) 45. Pantropical. Native of the neotropics. Planted in the settled areas throughout the Philippines. Photos

Cultivated, non-naturalized

  1. Adansonia digitata L. Baobab. Photos (non-Philippine)
  2. Cavanillesia hylogeiton Ulbr.
  3. Ochroma pyramidale (Cav.) Urban. Balsam. Photos (non-Philippine)

Literature

Bakhuizen van den Brink, RC. 1929. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique du Buitenzorg, ser. 3, 6: 161-240.

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