Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Silk Cotton Tree Ceiba pentandra

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Ceiba [genus] (1)
pentandra [species]

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Ceiba [genus] (1)
pentandra [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and northern America.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Boom, B.M. 2008. Flowering Plants. Plants & Lichens of St. Eustatius The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 2. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 5: 604. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Stoffers, A.L. 1984. Bombacaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 3: 194-196.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]