African Plant Database

Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Family : Bombacaceae
Protologue : Fl. Owar. ii. 42. t. 83. (1816) 
Information on the genus : Bombax
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gossampinus buonopozensis (P. Beauv.) Bakh.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gossampinus angulicarpa (Ulbr.) Bakh.
=Bombax angulicarpum Ulbr. (1913)
=Bombax buesgenii Ulbr. (1913)
=*Bombax buonopozense var. cristata A. Chev.
=Bombax buonopozense subsp. reflexum (Sprague) A. Robyns
=Gossampinus reflexa (Sprague) Bakh.
=Bombax reflexum Sprague (1906)
=Gossampinus flammea (Ulbr.) Bakh.
=Bombax flammeum Ulbr. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 35-40(-60) m, with straight, rounded bole clear to 18-24 m hight, and 2(-4)m in girth; with small rounded winged buttresses; flowering when leafless; bark with small warts and stout conical spines mainly on the younger branches.
Ecology : Lowland (secondary) rain-forest; gallery and swamp forest; coastal scrub.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa Bombacaeae: 5
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Record n°48441 modified 2007-03-30
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