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.

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.
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Recent studies on oleochemical characterization aiming the specific use in food industry were developed with seeds of Pachira aquatica Aublet, known as water chestnut or nut of Maranhao, also belonging to the family Bombacaceae (JORGE; LUZIA, 2012).
Wood machining properties of the Bombacaceae family of a humid tropical forest.
Ochroma pyramidale (balsa) pertenece a la familia de Bombacaceae, los arboles de esta especie son de rapido crecimiento que pueden alcanzar alturas de 30 m y diametros normales hasta de 60 cm (Pennington y Sarukhan, 2005); su area de distribucion natural se extiende desde el sur de Mexico hasta Bolivia, hacia el este a traves de la mayor parte de Venezuela, y a traves de las Antillas (Francis, 2000).
At dry areas, Bombacaceae seeds are among common Amazon's foods (Renton, 2001; Ragusa-Netto, unpublished), and two recent studies reported high seed predation rates by parakeets on two Bombacaceae species at small Cerrado (Brazilian savanna) remnant (Francisco et al.
Es de destacar que sobre las familias Bombacaceae, Caesalpinaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Papilionaceae y Ulmaceae no se detectaron trips.
Sin embargo, siguiendo a Fryxell (2001), se ha preferido mantener como familias independientes a Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae y Tiliaceae.
The members of the genus Adansonia are united by several characters that serve to discriminate them from other Bombacaceae, including a characteristic indehiscent fruit with reniform seeds and a powdery whitish pulp [1].
Inside the Bombacaceae, now the subfamily Bombacoideae, Malvaceae sensu lato (APG 2003), there are species with dormant and non-dormant seeds (Vazquez-Yanes 1974, Joly & Crawford 1983, Danthu et al.
Quararibeae Garcia-Barriga & Hernandez) de la familia Bombacaceae, tribu que ha tenido una composicion heterogenea en la historia reciente, segun la concepcion de los diferentes autores (Schumann 1890, Bakhuizen 1924, Edlin 1935, Garcia-Barriga 1952, Hutchinson 1967, Fernandez-Alonso 1996).
En general, los bosques remanentes presentan un dosel compuesto principalmente de especies de las familias Bombacaceae, Burseraceae, Combretaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Meliaceae, Moraceae, Polygonaceae, Sapindaceae, Boraginaceae y Arecaceae; un sotobosque con representantes de Melastomataceae y Piperaceae; y un estrato herbaceo dominado por Araceae, Cyclanthaceae y Heliconaceae.
La vegetacion esta dominada por especies de las familias Fabaceae, Bombacaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Burseraceae, Anacardiaceae, Rubiaceae, Moraceae, Sapotaceae, Poaceae y Solanaceae (DEVENISH & FRANCO, 2008).