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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

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(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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El estrato arbustivo esta dominado por rastrojos altos de Chromolaena barranquillensis,Vernonia baccharoides, Piper marginatum, T.micrantha, H.popayanensis y Acalypha diversifolia, y la presencia de arboles y arbustos de sucesion avanzada de Ochroma pyramidale, Cecropia spp., T.
La vegetacion esta compuesta por especies pioneras heliofitas, predominan Gynerium sagittatum, Cecropia sp., Tessaria integrifolia, Salix humboldtiana, Guadua paraguayana y Ochroma pyramidale.
In the clay soil the species with more importance were Guazuma ulmifolia and Triplaris americana; in the sand soil stand out Cochlospermum vitifolium and Ochroma pyramidale. The comparison with not logged areas allowed to establish a preliminary classification to separate the arboreal species in the groups: Generalists, Early Pioneers, Late Pioneers, Nomadic and Tolerant.
Radial and vertical wood specific gravity in Ochroma pyramidale (Cay.