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Chorisia speciosa - Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree


Chorisia speciosa - Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree

Kapok hanging on the tree. Photo taken April 9, 2009.



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Wow, these are soooo wild! What is happening here? :-)

13 Apr, 2009

 

GT:

It would be a wild sight...if you haven't seen a tree in the Bombaceae family before...many species produce Kapok. (which look and feel like cotton) All genera of the Bombaceae family are tropical in origin.

13 Apr, 2009

 

Cotton wool balls that you can pick from the tree!

13 Apr, 2009

 

Mageth:

Yes, this tree is very commonly grown throughout California (except for the high mountains)

14 Apr, 2009



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