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Malvaceae family

Ceiba pentandra
(Linnaeus) Gaertner
, Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 244, t. 133.  1791.
Bas.: Bombax pentandrum Linnaeus (1753).

Fonmajé. Kapok. Silk cotton tree'
Indigenous quite rare tree of dry and moist areas.
Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, Antigua, St. Eustatius, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, La Désirade, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, rest of West Indies, Mesoamerica, South America, tropical Africa; native range uncertain.

The cotton is utilized as filling for pillows and similar items.
Local medicinal uses