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bombax

(bŏm`băks), 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., the baobabbaobab
, gigantic tree, Adansonia digitata, of India and Africa, exceeded in trunk diameter only by the sequoia. The hollow trunks of living baobabs have been used for dwellings; rope and cloth are made from the bark and condiments and medicines from the leaves; and the
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; the balsa, or corkwood (Ochroma lagopus), which yields the lightest lumber in the world; and the kapokkapok
, name for a tropical tree of the family Bombacaceae (bombax family) and for the fiber (floss) obtained from the seeds in the ripened pods. The floss has been important in commerce since the 1890s; the chief source is Ceiba pentandra,
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 and several species of the genera Bombax and Ceriba whose seed fibers are used as filling material. The Bombacaceae are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Malvales.
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Eucalyptus camadulensis Azadirachta indica Pongamia pinnata Cassia fistula Morus alba Mangifera indica Acacia nilotica Bombax malabrica and Eugenia jambolana are the frequent tree species.
At the anatomical level, Ceiba pentanda and Ceiba speciosa are similar to each other and differed from Bombax ceiba Table (3).
Low density but high abundance as observed for Anisomelis indica, Arundo donax, Bambusa tulda, Bombax ceiba, Calamus rotang, Cassia tora, Clitoria ternatea, Coix lacryma-jobi, Ficus hispida and Hedyotis scandens indicated their sparse distribution in the study area.
The objective of the present study is hence to study the coagulation and antibacterial effect of crude seed extract of Bombax ceiba L and Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice for post disinfection of coagulated water.
in deciduous forest, semi-arid vegetation with scrub and cacti, Prosopis and Bombax forest, riparian vegetation.
Existe ainda, a presenca significante da Caatinga hipoxerofila com um estrato arboreo que raramente ultrapassa os 5 metros de altura, associados, principalmente, com a ocorrencia de Areias Quartzosas e Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo presentes nesta area; as especies mais comuns sao, "Embirucu" Bombax, "Catingueira" Caesalpinia pyramidales, "Angiquinho" Acacia entre outras.
Some trees, for example, the Bombax bracuspe species, can yield as much as four lumbers, whereas only two logs may be recoverable from most matured pentaclethra microphylla species.
Roxb.), Hook f., Dalbergia latifolia Roxb., Simal (Bombax malabaricum DC.), and Sajh (Terminalia tomentosa Wight et Arn.) (Shrestha et al., 2001).
In Terai, Inner Terai, Dun, Chure, and Bhabar, we find forests with Shorea robusta (Sal), Dalbergia sissoo (Sisso), Acacia catechu (Khair), Terminalia alata (Asna), Ficus religiosa (Pipal), Ficus indicus (Bar), bamboo, chestnut, Bombax ceiba (Simal), and many other tropical tree species.
Prominent tree species were Bombax ceiba, Ficus racemosa, and Syzygium cumini.
En Brasil se emplean especies nativas, sobre todo en el sur de Bahia, tales como Bombax macrophyllum (Bombacaceae), Caryocar edule (Caryocaceae), Lecythis pisonis (Lecythidaceae), Manilkara elata (Sapotaceae), Pithecolobium pedicellare (Fabaceae), Manilkara coreaceae (Sapotaceae) y Spondias lutea (Anacardiaceae), entre otros (Cabala-Rosand et al., 1985).