Sorting Ochroma names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Ochroma bicolor Rowlee

CHINESE : Zhao bi lai si qing mu.

ENGLISH : Guapiles balsa.


Considered as a synonym of Ochroma pyramidale by some authors.

Ochroma pyramidale (Cav. ex Lam.) Urb.

SYNONYM(S) : Bombax pyramidale Cav. ex Lam., Ochroma bicolor Rowlee, Ochroma concolor Rowlee, Ochroma lagopus Swartz, Ochroma obtusa Rowlee, Ochroma pyramidale (Lam.) Urban, Ochroma pyramidale (Cav.) Urban

CHINESE : Qing mu, Bai se mu, Bai shai mu..

DANISH : Balsa, Balsatræ.

DUTCH : Balsa, Balsahout.

ENGLISH : Balsa, Balsa wood, Balsa tree, Down tree, Cork tree, Cork wood.

FINNISH : Balsa, Balsapuu.

FRENCH : Balsa, Bois de balsa.

GERMAN: Balsa, Balsaholz.

ITALIAN : Balsa, Legno di balsa.

JAPANESE : Ba ru sa.

PORTUGUESE : Balsa, Madeira de balsa.

SPANISH : Balsa, Madera de balsa..



General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (30 January 2003). (A number of languages, some romanised, Latin with authority names)

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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