Balsa tree

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Balsa tree
Ochroma pyramidale at the Large Tree Habitat at Tropical Gardens of Maui, Iao Valley Road, Maui, Hawaii, United States
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Genus: Ochroma
O. pyramidale
Binomial name
Ochroma pyramidale

Bombax pyramidale Cav. ex Lam.
Ochroma bicolor Rowlee
Ochroma concolor Rowlee
Ochroma lagopus Sw.
Ochroma obtusum Rowlee

The Balsa tree (Ochroma pyramidale) is a tree that grows in Tropical South America. It can reach a height of 30 metres (98 ft), and grows very fast. Because its wood is very light and flexible, it is grown in plantations.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Search results for Ochroma". The Plant List. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  2. "Ochroma pyramidale". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 26 October 2009.