Lupuna (Peru); Bonga (Panama, Colombia); Ceiba yuca (Venezuela); Samaúma (Brazil); Toborochi (Bolivia)
Bombacaceae, although recent molecular studies consider this species to be within the family Malvaceae
20-50 meters tall, grows at low elevations in dry, humid, or very humid secondary forests.
Mexico to Bolivia
Pulp (for paper), plywood, packaging, boxes, mattresses (cotton fiber from the fruit), human consumption (roasted seeds), Medicine (bark and leaves), Honey