EPPO Global Database

Ochroma pyramidale(OCHLA)

Code created in: 2001-11-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: OCHLA
  • Preferred name: Ochroma pyramidale
  • Authority: (Lamarck) Urban


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela to Bolivia, northern Brazil). Its wood is extremely light, and used for model building. Introduced in Indochina, some African countries

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Bombax pyramidale Lamarck
Ochroma bicolor Rowlee
Ochroma grandiflora Rowlee
Ochroma lagopus Swartz
Ochroma obtusum Rowlee
Ochroma peruvianum Johnston

Common names
Name Language
balsa English
balsawood English
corkwood English
down tree English
Korkholz German
Pyramidenbalsabaum German
balsa French
bois flot French
bois liège French
balsa Spanish
balso real Spanish
cajete Spanish
cojejo Spanish
corcho Spanish
gatillo Spanish
guano Spanish (MX)
lana Spanish
lanilla Spanish (GT)
pochote Spanish (MX)
tambor Spanish
balsa Italian
legno sughero Italian
balsa Portuguese
pão-de-balsa Portuguese (BR)