Bombacopsis

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Bombacaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Bombacopsis
Pittier
Selected species

Bombacopsis is a genus in the Malvaceae family native to Central America and northern South America.

Distribution[edit]

Its common range is in the tropical forests of western Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama in Central America; and of Colombia and Venezuela in South America.

Description[edit]

Bombacopsis species are medium-sized to large trees, that can reach 3–6 feet (0.91–1.83 m) in diameter, and at times reaches a height of 100 feet (30 m). The trunk and larger branches often have sharp prickles.

A former Bombacopsis species was Bombacopsis quinata. It has been reclassified as Pachira quinata, also in the Malvaceae family.

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