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Bombacopsis quinata

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DESCRIPTION: It is a deciduous tree reaching 20-40 m in height and a trunk diameter of more than 1 m in natural stands. Its most distinguishing features are its spiny main stem, fluted base, a rather wide spreading crown of heavy branches and a somewhat irregular bole inclined to be buttressed. The degree of spininess is variable, as some trees are completely spineless. USE: The heartwood is reddish in colour and the sapwood cream or white. The wood is known for its durability and workability, it is used for furniture, doors, window and ceiling frames, roof construction, interior panelling, particleboard, plywood and veneer. GROWING PERIOD: Perennial. COMMON NAMES: Pochote, Cedro espino, Saquisaqui, Ceiba tolua, Ceiba colorada. FURTHER INF: Scientific synonyms: B. fendleri, B. sepium. It can be found in dry to very dry, or wet tropical forests at elevations between sea level and 900 m. It is naturally distributed in tropical America from 2°-13°30'N. The tree is shade tolerant in youth.
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SOURCES (B. quinata (Jacq.) Dugand)
Webb D 1984 pp 112 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, USE]
INSPIRE species 29 [RAIN, TEMP, TEXT, PH, DRA, LIG, USE]
FAO For. Paper 77 pp 155
ICRAF Agroforestree Database