Where does kapok come from

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where does kapok come from

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how all living things depend on one another . . . and it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the wondrous and rare animals evoke the lush rain forests, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures.

Awards: IRA Teacher’s Choice (1991), ABA’s Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children
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Published 05.01.2019

Ceiba pentandra (Kapok tree): 365 days time-lapse - from seed to bonsai

What is a Kapok Pillow?

A giant in the rainforests, the kapok tree can reach up to feet in height, sometimes growing as much as 13 feet per year. Due to its extreme height, the kapok, or ceiba tree, towers over the other rainforest vegetation. Some varieties of the ceiba tree are characterized by spines or conical thorns, giving the tree a menacing appearance. The trunk can expand to nine or 10 feet in diameter. In the nooks and grooves of this huge plant live a diverse number of species including frogs, birds and bromeliads. The kapok tree is deciduous, shedding all of its leaves during the dry season.

Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae previously separated in the family Bombacaceae , native to Mexico , Central America and the Caribbean , northern South America , and as the variety C. A somewhat smaller variety is found throughout southern Asia and the East Indies. Kapok is a name used in English speaking countries for both the tree and the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. In Spanish speaking countries the tree is commonly known as "ceiba". The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre, particularly in south-east Asia, and is also known as the Java cotton , Java kapok , silk-cotton , samauma , or ceiba. The very largest individuals, however, can be 19 feet 5. The buttress roots can be clearly seen in photographs extending 40 to 50 feet 12 to 15 meters up the trunk of some specimens [14] and extending out from the trunk as much as 65 feet 20 meters and then continuing below ground to a total length of feet 50 meters [15] [16].

Toggle navigation. Kapok tree Facts Kapok tree, also known as ceiba tree, is deciduous tree that belongs to the mallow family. Kapok tree grows in tropical rainforests. Thanks to large number of seeds equipped with fine, silky fibers, kapok tree easily conquers new especially deforested areas. People cultivate kapok tree mostly as a source of fine fibers and wood. Interesting Kapok tree Facts: Kapok tree can reach feet in height and 9 to 10 feet in diameter trunk.

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What is a kapok pillow? Why would you want a pillow made from natural kapok stuffing? I was thrilled when I was wandering the stunning grounds of the Boca Raton Resort and Beach Club see my room and property tour of the Boca Raton Resort and discovered a kapok tree. You might like kapok pillows more than the common down feather pillows or polyester fiberfill kinds. Kapok pillows are super plush and compress easily. That means that when you lay down your head on a kapok-filled pillow, it will feel like a down feather pillow.

Product names : kapok meal, kapok oil meal, kapok oilmeal, kapok seed meal, kapok cake, kapok press cake, kapok presscake. Ceiba pentandra L. Bombax pentandrum L. Kapok has a broad straight trunk and almost horizontally spreading branches. Trunk and branches are supported by prickly buttresses at the base Ecoport, ; Orwa et al. Some varieties are covered with rounded spines Ecocrop,

The Kapok tree is an emergent tree of the tropical rainforests, and is often described as majestic. It can grow to a height of feet or more, towering over other trees in the rainforest. Originally a native to South America it now has spread to the primary rainforests of West Africa, and the Southeast Asian rainforests of the Malay Peninsula, and the Indonesian archipelago. The straight trunks are cylindrical, smooth and gray in color, and can reach a diameter of 9 feet. Large spines protrude from the trunk to discourage damage to the trunk.


  1. Quinanthcourtmil1963 says:

    Kapok , Ceiba pentandra , also called Java cotton, ceiba , or Java kapok , seed-hair fibre obtained from the fruit of the kapok tree or the kapok tree itself.

  2. Christi K. says:

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  3. Bervesfhowsadd says:

    Is kapok hypoallergenic?

  4. Javiergomez says:

    Kapok, or ceiba pentandra, is a tropical tree native to Mexico.

  5. Antoine C. says:

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