BJBB 33: 255
Cooper 421 (K); Voorhoeve 652 (WAG)
A tall tree to 45 m and 120 cm Ø, more common in the high forest, less so in the secondary forest. When young the stems may have thorns. The base on older trees have well-developed buttresses. Slash on the stem dark purplish red, interspersed with lighter red or white stripes of dilatation tissue; ripple marks clearly visible in the cambium zone. Leaves digitate, altrnate, the leaflets obovate. The crown of the tree is usually narrow; the fruits open in the dry season, at which time the crown is covered with bright brown masses of fluff. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Bombax brevicuspe.