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Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil., A. Juss. & Cambess.) P. Ravenna

Synonyms

Bombax aculeatum, Ceiba allenii, Ceiba salmonea, Chorisia speciosa, Spirotheca allenii, Spirotheca codazziana, Spirotheca rhodostyla, Spirotheca rimbachii, Spirotheca salmonea, Spirotheca trilobata

Common names

Silk floss tree, toborochi tree, drunken tree

My notes

Imported ornamental trees. Many trees die several years after their planting in parks of Qatar.

Extract from Wikipedia article

The silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa, formerly Chorisia speciosa), is a species of deciduous tree native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America. It has a host of local common names, such as palo borracho (in Spanish literally "drunken stick"). It belongs to the same family as the baobab and the kapok. Another tree of the same genus, Ceiba chodatii, is often referred to by the same common names.

LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, February 18, 2011
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone in morning mist. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Academy. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2012
Location on mapsFurousiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkRotten Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkRotten bark on Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
Location on mapsSand Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkTexture of a rotten Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
Location on mapsSand Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkRotten trunk of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
Location on mapsSand Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) and Torch Hotel in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkIlluminated Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) and Torch Hotel in Aspire Park at morning dusk. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkTrunk of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
Location on mapsSand Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkBlooming Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkTrunk of silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss trees (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) near a beach in Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, May 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) planted in Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, May 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkCrown of silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
LinkIlluminated silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at dusk. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2016
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2016
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) at early morning in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2016
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar

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