EPPO Global Database

Bombax ceiba(BOMCE)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-02-06

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BOMCE
  • Preferred name: Bombax ceiba
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Western Asia (Pakistan), India to Indochina, China, Malesia, Central America, South America (northern Brazil), New Guinea, Australia. Cultivated as an ornamental


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Bombax aculeatum Linnaeus
Bombax malabaricum de Candolle
Gossampinus malabarica Merrill
Pachira quinata Alverson
Salmalia malabarica (de Candolle) Schott & Endlicher

Common names
Name Language
cotton tree English
Malabar simal English (IN)
red silk-cotton tree English
wild chestnut English
asiatischer Kapokbaum German
indischer Seidenwollbaum German
Kapokbaum German
arbre à bourre French
arbre à coton French
ceïba French
fromager French
semoule French
cedro espino Spanish
ceibo Spanish (BO)
malabarico Spanish
pachote Spanish
kaasboom Dutch
arvore-da-lã Portuguese
sumaúma Portuguese
mù mián Chinese
木棉 Chinese