Cochlospermum regium

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Cochlospermum regium
Algodao-do-cerrado- no wm.jpg
Cochlospermum regium flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Bixaceae
Genus: Cochlospermum
Species: C. regium
Binomial name
Cochlospermum regium
(Mart. ex Schrank) Pilg.
Synonyms[1]
  • Maximilianea regia Schrank
  • Wittelsbachia insignis Mart. & Zucc.
  • Cochlospermum insigne A.St.-Hil.
  • Azeredia pernambucana Arruda ex Allemão
  • Maximilianea longirostrata Barb.Rodr.
  • Amoreuxia unipora Tiegh.
  • Cochlospermum trilobum Standl.

Cochlospermum regium, also known as Yellow Cotton Tree (Portuguese: Algodao do cerrado; Thai: ต้นสุพรรณนิการ์), is a flowering plant that has its origins in the Cerrado tropical savanna of South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay),[1] but now it is also common in Southeast Asia.

Cochlospermum regium is a small tree. Its yellow and bright flowers have antioxidant properties.[2] In Thailand it is the provincial flower of Buriram, Saraburi and Uthai Thani Provinces.[3]

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