• Pseudobombax septenatum
    © Edwina von Gal
  • Pseudobombax septenatum
    © Edwina von Gal
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Pseudobombax septenatum

barrigón

Family

Malvaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

20 - 35

Speed of Growth

fast

Deciduous/Evergreen

deciduous

Flower Color

white

Flowering Time

January, February, March, April, May

Fruiting Time

January, February, March, April, May

Difficult Conditions Tolerated

Degraded Soil, Seashore

Sun/Shade Required To Establish

sun

Other Uses

live fence, ornamental

Wildlife Attracted

bats, bees, butterflies, deer, insects, monkeys, small mammals

Reforestation Type

ecological restoration

Successional Type

early successional

Ecosystem Services

habitat

Ease of Propagation

easy

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

The sapling requires about 3 months in the nursery to reach a size suitable to be transplanted onto the field.