1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Bombax L.
      1. Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuillet

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Senegal to Sudan.

    [FWTA]

    Bombacaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Tree of savannah regions, 10–50 ft. high
    Bark
    Bark usually rough and spiny
    Corolla
    Petals red to orange, rarely yellow
    Note
    Flowering when leafless.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

    Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuillet appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 16, 1965 Morton [584], Sierra Leone K000452245
    Oct 3, 1957 Santo, E. [1468], Guinea-Bissau K000452242
    Dec 15, 1954 Morton, J.K. [6203], Ghana K000452247
    Dec 15, 1954 Morton, J.K. [8722], Ghana K000452253
    Dec 15, 1954 Morton, J.K. [7197], Ghana K000452254
    Feb 5, 1954 Vigne, C. [4683], Ghana K000452248
    Feb 5, 1954 Deighton, F.C. [3622], Sierra Leone K000452246
    Feb 5, 1954 Dalziel, J.M. [8111], Gambia K000452239
    Feb 5, 1954 Dalziel, J.M. [8112], Gambia K000452240
    Feb 5, 1954 Lely, H.V. [697], Nigeria K000452259
    Feb 5, 1954 Dawe, M.T. [57], Gambia K000452241
    Feb 5, 1954 Lamb, P.H. [64], Nigeria K000452258
    Feb 5, 1954 Kersting [464], Togo K000452256
    Feb 5, 1954 Kitson, A. [542], Ghana K000452249
    Feb 5, 1954 Chevalier, A.J.B. [23712], Benin K000452255
    Feb 5, 1954 McLeod, N.C. [s.n.], Ghana K000452250
    Keay, R.W.J. [37263], Nigeria 15985.000
    Morton, J.K. [25005], Ghana K000452252
    Virgo, K.J. [3], Niger 7453.000
    Virgo, K.J. [3], Nigeria K000452260
    Santo, E. [1630], Guinea-Bissau K000452243
    Pilz, G.E. [2244], Nigeria K000452257
    Chevalier, A.J.B. [46], Mali K000452244
    Attafuah, A. [5098], Ghana K000452251

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 3: 88 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 170, t. 31 (incl. vars.).
    • in Notulae Syst. 3: 88 (1914)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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