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
Melia azedarach L.
Name the genre, Melia, derived from Greek and 'azedarach', the Persian word and means 'noble trees'.
Popular name: English: bread tree, Persian lilac, China berry; Nepal: bakaino, Tibet: smag sing.
Distrubuire - in Nepal at around 700-1700 m altitude village in Iran Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and China.
Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.
Ailanthus altissima - cenuser, false castor
Ailanthus altissima - tree quickly ascending, with large pinnate leaves and terminal flower bouquets green-white.
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Digitalis grandiflora - Perennial species, pubescent; natural range is Eurosiberian, increases in forest edge, and boschetelor, from plain to 1600 m altitude.
Linum viscosum - increases in floor and alpine mountain in southern Europe, from Iberia to the Balkans, the arid grasslands and bushes, the limestone bedrock, from plain to 1600 m altitude.
A new species of Lathyrus L. in Turkey