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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Bombax cumanense Kunth, Bombax guineense Thonn., Bombax guineense Schum. & Thonn., Bombax mompoxense Kunth, Bombax occidentale Spreng., Bombax orientale Spreng., Bombax pentandrum L., Ceiba anfractuosa (DC.) M. Gómez, Ceiba caribaea (DC.) A. Chev., Ceiba caribaea A. Chev., Ceiba casearia Medik., Ceiba guineensis (Schum. & Thonn.) A. Chev., Ceiba guineensis var. ampla A. Chev., Ceiba occidentalis (Spreng.) Burkill, Ceiba pentandra fo. albolana Ulbr., Ceiba pentandra fo. grisea Ulbr., Ceiba pentandra var. caribaea (DC.) Bakh., Ceiba pentandra var. caribaea Bakh., Ceiba pentandra var. clausa Ulbr., Ceiba pentandra var. dehiscens Ulbr., Ceiba pentandra var. indica (DC.) Bakh., Ceiba pentandra var. indica Bakh., Ceiba thonnerii A. Chev., Ceiba thonningii A. Chev., Eriodendron anfractuosum DC., Eriodendron anfractuosum var. africanum DC., Eriodendron anfractuosum var. caribaeum DC., Eriodendron anfractuosum var. indicum DC., Eriodendron caribaeum G. Don, Eriodendron caribaeum (DC.) G. Don ex Lond., Eriodendron caribaeum G. Don ex Loud., Eriodendron guineense (Thonn.) G. Don ex Loud., Eriodendron occidentale (Spreng.) G. Don, Eriodendron orientale (Spreng.) Kostel., Eriodendron pentandrum (Linn.) Kurz, Eriodendron pentandrum Kurz, Gossampinus alba Buch.-Ham., Gossampinus rumphii Schott & Endl., Xylon pentandrum Kuntze, Xylon pentandrum (Linn.) O. Ktze) (Gossampinus Schott & Endl., a variant of gossympinus, a Latin name used by Plinius for the cotton tree, Gossypium arboreum L., see Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794–1865) and Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher, Meletemata botanica. 35. Wien 1832..

References regarding Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1791)
· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 16 (1826)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1831)
· Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew (1935)
· The Tiv Tribe. (1933)
· The Religion. (1971)
· Taxon (1979)
· Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (1988)

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