The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Bombacaceae

Bombax or baobab family. The family Bombacaceae includes around 30 genera with about 250 species of tropical trees, some of considerable girth, so called "bottle trees". Many species grow to become large trees, with Ceiba pentandra the tallest, reaching a height to 70 m. Several of the genera are commercially important, producing timber, edible fruit or useful fibres.

Pachira aquatica (Water chestnut, Guiana chestnut, Malabar chestnut, Money tree) Pachira aquatica
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