Kapok, Cotton Tree (Ceiba pentandra)

The Kapok tree's very distinctive thorny trunk

Common name: Kapok, Cotton Tree
Family: Bombacaceae
Genus: Ceiba
Species pentandra

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/53514/

Thumbnail by bermudiana
Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

peculiar bark for this species... have seen a number of these in botanical gardens and never seen one with a spiny bark... sure you do not mean Ceiba speciosa?

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