Scientific name - Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Synonyms - anfractuosum Eriodendron DC.
Popular names - kapok, silk cotton.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of tropical America, seen as a species cultivated in the Philippines, growing in arid regions,forests and grasslands from sea level to 1000 m altitude.
Description - tree, 40 meters high. Cylindrical trunk with thorns,pale brown bark. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound leaflets5-8, lanceolate, acuminate, entire, 6-15 cm long. Flowersnumerous, tubular, white, 3 cm long, in axillary fascicles. bloomsin January-March. Capsule oblong, clocks, 15 x 5 cm.
Curiosity - leaves and flowers are used in infusions anddecocturi.
Ceiba pentandra is a sacred species for Cubans, not cut, norused as firewood.
Trees and shrubs
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Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.
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Lantana camara - aromatic shrub originating from Central and South America, cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
Laurus nobilis - on time and stay Greeks, laurel branches were used to make crowns for the heads of heroes, and to honor poets.