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balsa:

see bombaxbombax
, common name for the Bombacaceae, a family of deciduous trees, often tall and with unusually thick trunks, found chiefly in the American tropics. The family includes many commercially important members, e.g.
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balsa

[′bȯl·sə]
(botany)
Ochroma lagopus. A tropical American tree in the order Malvales; its wood is strong and lighter than cork.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

balsa, corkwood

The lightest of all woods, with density of about 7 to 10 lb per cu ft (110 to 160 kg per cu m); used for the core of lightweight sandwich panels, models, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

balsa

1. a bombacaceous tree, Ochroma lagopus, of tropical America
2. the very light wood of this tree, used for making rafts, etc
3. a light raft
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References in periodicals archive ?
En promedio, los mayores valores de riqueza de especies y diversidad se registraron en las estaciones localizadas a 100 m de las balsas y los menores en la zona control (Tabla 6).
Cabe senalar que algunas colectas de las razas Balsas tienden a ser similares a la subsp.
Jatai and Balsas had no soil water availability for sowing during the dry period, which occurred mainly during the winter.
114(1):1-150) el registro de mayor altitud de esta especie es a 510 msnm en Santa Barbara, Tamaulipas en zonas bajas de la Sierra Madre, con distribucion desde Tamaulipas hasta el Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca y zonas bajas de la Cuenca de Balsas. El hallazgo en Morelos representa el registro de mayor altitud de esta especie en la Cuenca del Balsas y una ampliacion en la distribucion de 140 Km al suroeste de la localidad mas cercana en Tlatlauquitepec, Puebla a 537 msnm (Solano-Zavaleta et al.