Bombax jasminodorum (A.St.-Hil.) Baill.
Ceiba sipolisii K.Schum. & Schwacke
Eriodendron jasminiodorum A.St.-Hil.
Erione jasminiodora (A.St.-Hil.) Schott & Endl.
Ceiba jasminodora is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a very branched, broad, low crown; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. Often multi-stemmed, the short bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree yields a low quality timber, but is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use. It has potential for use in landscaping[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Savannah, growing in open places on rocks and rocky ground[
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Requires a sunny position[
]. Grows wild on drier soils that are usually of low quality[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a fast rate of growth[
A fast-growing plant, tolerant of poor soils, it could be used as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland[
The seeds are wrapped in a cotton-like fibre[
]. Although we have seen no uses mentioned for this fibre, in related plants it is used as a stuffing material in pillows, toys etc, and sometimes also as a fibre for making clothes etc, usually in combination with other fibres[
The wood is coarse-textured, straight-grained, light in weight, easy to cut, with poor mechanical properties and very susceptible to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. A low value wood, it is only used for purposes such as panelling core, anchor plates and making boxes[
Seed - it has a short viability and needs to be sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of more than 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
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