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Chorisia insignis Kunth
Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 5: 297. 1822

Accepted Scientific Name: Ceiba insignis (Kunth) P.E.Gibbs & Semir
Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45: 134 1988.

Chorisia insignis (Ceiba insignis) Photo by: © Plantemania
It grows a swollen bottle-shaped trunk that is well armed with hard conical spines up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Usually towards the end of the wet season, large white or yellowish flowers are produced in great profusion.


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Ceiba insignis (Kunth) P.E.Gibbs & Semir
Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 45: 134 1988.
Synonymy: 5

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: chorry, White Kapok, bottle tree, white dragon, Drunken Tree
CATALAN (Català): Corísia
FRENCH (Français): kapockier, chorisia jaune, arbre bouteille
GERMAN (Deutsch): flaschenbaum
GUARANI (Avañe’ẽ): mandiyú, mandiyú-rá, samu'u, samohú
HEBREW (עברית): כוריזיה בקבוקית
HINDI ( हिन्दी): रेशम रूई
ITALIAN (Italiano): albero bottiglia, chorisia, falso kapok
PORTUGUESE (Português): paineiera branca, paineira-barriguda branca
SPANISH (Español): ceiba de Brasil, kapok, toborochi, painero, palo borracho blanco, árbol de la seda, paina de seda, árbol botella, chorisia, yuchán, yucán, algodón, algodonero, palo botella, palo barrigudo, árbol de la painera, painera de Corrientes, peinera, árbol de lana, toborochi, toborochi blanco, palo borracho

29122 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Chorisia insignis, Paraguay. (Ceiba insignis) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
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