Bombacaceae


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Bombacaceae

[‚bäm·bə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous tropical trees in the order Malvales with dry or fleshy fruit usually having woolly seeds.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bombacaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants close to the family Malvaceae. Almost all Bombacaceae are tropical trees with thick, sometimes barrelshaped trunks swollen in the middle. The flowers are large, usually regular or slightly irregular, bisexual, and in most cases single. The perianth is often supported by the epicalyx. There are usually five sepals and five petals, although the latter are sometimes absent. There are five or more stamens, accreted into a tube or, more rarely, free. There are approximately 28 genera and 190 species, including such useful plants as the baobab, the durian, the ceiba tree (which yields kapok), and the balsam tree.

REFERENCE

Takhtadzhian, A. L. Sistema i filogeniia tsvetkovykh rastenii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Las semillas y polen pertenecieron a 21 familias: Annonaceae, Araceae, Asteraceae, Bombacaceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Cecropiaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Clusiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Flaucourtiaceae, Malvaceae, Marcgraviaceae, Melastomataceae, Moraceae, Piperaceae, Proteaceae, Rubiaceae, Solanaceae y Urticaceae; se siguio el sistema de clasificacion clasica de Cronquist (1981).
Estudio morfologico de plantulas de la familia Bombacaceae en Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Also, on the surface of most seeds there were several striations starting from a single point, which were described as clear and longitudinal, matching the botanical description in literature on some species of the family Bombacaceae (SILVA et al., 2012).
Bombacaceae Shimul Thorn Bombax malabaricum Candolle, Bombax malabaricum DC., Gossampinus malabarica (Candolle) Merrill, Salmalia malabarica (Candolle) Schott & Endlicher., Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl.
The recent circumscription recognized this family on the basis of a number of morphological and molecular data which divided it into four traditional families: Tiliaceae, Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Malvaceae sensu stricto (s.s.) [1,2,7,8,10,54,43,41].
Adansonia digitata belongs to the family Bombacaceae, which has traditionally been used as immunostimulant (12), anti-inflammatory, analgesic (13) and pesticide (14).
belongs to the family Bombacaceae. It appears strange and barrel-like enormous trunk, which tapers into branches.
1998, "Biogeography and floral evolution of Baobabs (Adansonia, Bombacaceae) as inferred from multiple data sets", Syst.