Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 60, No 2 (2002)

A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae)

Peter Gibbs
School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland (United Kingdom), United Kingdom

Joao Semir
Departamento de Botinica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil


In this taxonomic revision of Ceiba Mill, (in which we include Chorisia Kunth) we recognize 17 species, seven of which we group in the C. insignis. species aggregate. One new species is described, C. lupuna P.E. Gibbs & Semir from Peru, which is referred to the C. insignis agg., and one new subspecies, C. aesculifolia subsp. parvifolia (Rose) P.E. Gibbs & Semir is recognized. Distribution maps are provided for 16 species (that for C. pentandra is restricted to the New World), and six species are illustrated.


Bombaceae; Chorisia; Ceiba; South America

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