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  Bombacaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Bombacaceae is a botanical name at the rank of family and, as is true for any botanical name, circumscription and status of the taxon varies with taxonomic point of view.
Recent phylogenetic research has shown that Bombacaceae as traditionally circumscribed is not a monophyletic group.
Bombacaceae is not recognized by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group at the rank of family, the bulk of the taxa in question being treated as subfamily Bombacoideae within family Malvaceae sensu lato (see also Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bombacaceae   (311 words)

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Bombacaceae: Information/Images from the University of Hawaii - Manoa)
Bombacaceae: Images from the Vascular Plant Image Library of the Digital Flora of Texas
Bombacaceae: holdings from Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Conservatory - University of Connecticut
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gateway_family?fam=Bombacaceae   (142 words)

 KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Search results
(Bombacaceae of the "Vista Chinesa" Forest Reserve, Rio de Janeiro.) Albertoa 4.
Notes on Rhodognaphalopsis and Bombacopsis (Bombacaceae) in the Guayanas.
Vales MA, Babos K, Borhidi A. On the wood anatomy of Bombacopsis cubensis A. Robyns (Bombacaceae) and Magnolia cubensis Urb.
www.kew.org /kbd/advancedsearch.do?keywords=Bombacopsis   (329 words)

 Classification of Malvaceae: Malvatheca
Several taxa have been classified in either family, by various authors, up to and including all genera in which the fruit is a capsule (Hibisceae and Gossypieae) [a].
Other elements sometimes placed in Bombacaceae are Kydia and allies, Camptostemon, Lagunaria, Gossypieae (cottons and allies) (independently of Hibisceae), and Hampea (independently of the remainder of Gossypieae).
Bombacaceae was originally classified as a tribe, Bombaceae, in Malvaceae.
www.malvaceae.info /Classification/Malvatheca.html   (1321 words)

 KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases: Search results
Morphology and anatomy of the fruit and seed in development of Chorisia speciosa A.St.-Hil.- Bombacaceae.
Bombacaceae da Reserva Florestal "Vista Chinesa", Rio de Janeiro.
A proposal to unite the genera Chorisia Kunth and Ceiba Miller (Bombacaceae).
www.kew.org /kbd/advancedsearch.do?keywords=Chorisia   (329 words)

Chorisia speciosa is a member of the Bombacaceae, or cotton-tree family, which includes 30 genera and approximately 180 species, mostly large trees that grow in seasonal dry forests and grassy woodlands of the tropics and subtropics, especially in the Americas.
Most photographed among the Bombacaceae, however, is the famous baobab or dead rat tree, Adansonia digitata, an elephantine tree of African savanna woodland with a massively enlarged, bottle-shaped, gray trunk and short, dumpy branches sticking into the air like thick roots.
Yet this is a prime family to study for learning about the importance for survival, if any, of bark photosynthesis; the possible role of stem emergences in protecting plants from herbivores; and the influence that stem water storage has on surviving drought and initiating growth after the dry season.
tfts.org /chorisia.htm   (2072 words)

 PBIO 450 Lecture Notes - Dilleniidae -- Spring 1999
They conclude that the malvalian complex is composed of four groups (1) the four core families, Bombacaceae, Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae; (2) the bixoid families, Bixaceae, Cochlospermaceae, and Sphaerosepalaceae; (3) the thymelaealan family, Thymelaeaceae; and (4) the cistalan families Cistaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Sarcolaenaceae and the newly proposed Muntingiaceae.
The Bombacaceae are clearly related to the Sterculiaceae and the Malvaceae and in the past their members were frequently included in the former.
Cronquist (1988) separates the Bombacaceae from the Malvaceae by such fine and technical differences as generally smooth or merely rugose, triaperturate pollen grains versus minutely spiny, pantoporate grains, and yet the statement "large trees" is often diagnostic enough to distinguish Bombacaceae from the herbaceous to shrubby or occasionally small-treed Malvaceae.
www.life.umd.edu /emeritus/reveal/pbio/pb450/dill02.html   (2437 words)

 Phylogeny of the core Malvales: evidence from ndhF sequence data -- Alverson et al. 86 (10): 1474 -- American Journal ...
Bombacaceae clade was then reduced from 11 to five taxa for
Bombacaceae, may not be homologous with the "monothecate" anthers
Alverson, W. 1991 A synopsis of Phragmotheca (Bombacaceae), with two new species and a new subspecies.
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/86/10/1474   (6518 words)

 Factors affecting phenological patterns of bombacaceous trees in seasonal forests in Costa Rica and Mexico -- Lobo et ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Frankie G. Baker P. Opler 1974 Comparative phenological studies of trees in tropical wet and dry forests in the lowlands of Costa Rica.
Galicia L. López-Blanco A. Zarco-Arista V. Filips F. García-Oliva 1999 The relationship between solar radiation interception and soil water content in a tropical deciduous forest in Mexico.
Quesada M. Stoner V. Rosas-Guerrero C. Palacios-Guevara J. Lobo 2003 Effects of habitat disruption on the activity of nectarivorous bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a dry tropical forest: implications for the reproductive success of the Neotropical tree Ceiba grandiflora.
intl.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/90/7/1054   (5552 words)

 MBG: Costa Rican Plant Map: Balsa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fast growth correlates with light wood and, of course, balsa wood, which is used for model airplanes and even in real airplanes, is among the lightest.
The mostly tropical Bombacaceae, as one might guess from the flowers--whose stamens are united in a tube--are related to the Hollyhock and Hibiscus family (Malvaceae).
Only about 25 species of Bombacaceae are found in Costa Rica, but several others besides Balsa are economically important, including Pochote (Bombacopsis quinata) and Ceiba, the Kapok tree, (Ceiba pentandra).
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/plantmap/Balsa.html   (94 words)

 Zach's Bee Photos [(c) Zachary Huang] :: Giant Bees (A. dorsata)
Two giant honey bees foraging on a flower of dillenia (Dillenia turbinata, Dilleniaceae).
A giant honey bee foraging on a megafruit pachira (Pachira macrocapa, Bombacaceae).
A giant honey bee foraging on flowers of a Chinese holly tree (Ilex rotunda, Aquifoliaceae).
drone.cyberbee.net /gallery/giantbees   (168 words)

 Maria von Balthazar - research interests
The delimitation of families in the core Malvales has traditionally been problematic, and taxa have often been moved between the Bombacaceae, Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae.
One of the newly recognized monophyletic groups was named Malvatheca and comprises the traditional Bombacaceae (except for Durioneae), traditional Malvaceae, and some taxa of uncertain affinities (e.g., Fremontodendron, traditionally Sterculiaceae, and Pentaplaris, traditionally Tiliaceae).
Stamen number and arrangement, level of filament union, and anther structure are highly variable within the Malvatheca clade.
www.colorado.edu /eeb/MORPH/labs/interests/balthazar_ri.html   (153 words)

 Malvaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This definition of the family unites the core Malvales of the Cronquist system, including Bombacaceae, Malvaceae s.s.
The most recent version of the Thorne system takes an intermediate approach in combining Bombacaceae and Sterculiaceae under Malvaceae, but retaining Byttneriaceae (containing elements of the traditional Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae) and a considerably restricted Tiliaceae as separate families.
Helicteroideae, traditionally in Sterculiaceae (tribe Helictereae) and Bombacaceae (tribe Durioneae)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malvaceae   (844 words)

 Effects of pollination by bats on the mating system of Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae) populations in two tropical life ...
Effects of pollination by bats on the mating system of Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae) populations in two tropical life zones in Costa Rica -- Lobo et al.
Hamrick J. Murwaski 1990 The breeding structure of tropical tree populations.
Quesada M. Stoner V. Rosas-Guerrero C. Palacios-Guevara J. Lobo 2003 Effects of habitat disruption on the activity of nectarivorous bats in a dry forest: implications for the reproductive success of the neotropical tree Ceiba grandiflora.
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/92/2/370   (4876 words)

 Kapok tree, Bombax ceiba
The kapok tree, Bombax ceiba (family Bombacaceae), is a type of native cotton tree with large red flowers.
It is a lowland tree found in several coastal habitats: in coastal vine thickets, on dunes or cliffs above the beach or around lowland streams.
For more information on plant food and the traditional subsistence of Aboriginal people in central Cape York Peninsula, see the Edible plant products page.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Delphi/2970/kapok.htm   (84 words)

 Plants from the botanical group Bombacaceae - Page: 1
Terracing is the ideal solution for sloped garden areas, where planting can sometimes be challenging, if not impossible.
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Can't find the Plants from the botanical group Bombacaceae - Page: 1 information your are looking for?
www.mygarden.net.au /names/family/112/1   (671 words)

 Images of Dry Tropical Habitat: Mexico
The trunk of Ceiba parvifolia (Bombacaceae) is covered with long, woody prickles.
The flowers of Pseudobombax (also Bombacaceae) appear when during the leafless dry season.
Bursera longipes is one of the many species of Bursera that populate Mexican dry forest.
www.mobot.org /gradstudents/olson/mexico.html   (873 words)

 Ochroma pyramidale (Bombacaceae) - HEAR species info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
HEAR home > species info > plants > Ochroma pyramidale (Bombacaceae)
Information on Ochroma pyramidale as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).
The content of this page was last regenerated on 01 January 2007 by PT.
www.hear.org /species/ochroma_pyramidale   (252 words)

 Yamasaki collection
Adansonia fony - Bombacaceae, from Ifaty, Madagascar (fruiting branch)
Adansonia fony - Bombacaceae, from Ifaty, Madagascar (fruit)
Adansonia za - Bombacaceae, from near Tulear, Madagascar (habitat)
pharm1.pharmazie.uni-greifswald.de /gallery/yamasaki.htm   (8042 words)

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