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West Indian Balsa

Ochroma pyramidale (Cav.) Urban

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Ochroma pyramidale (West Indian Balsa) is a species of tree in the family mallows. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Neotropics, Puerto Rico, Amazônia, Pará, and Acre (Brazil). They have simple, broad leaves and capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by highland yellow-shouldered bat. Individuals can grow to 30 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of West Indian balsa. View this species on GBIF