The White Silk-Cotton Tree (Ceiba pentandra) is a tall tree in the Malvaceae family. It is also known as the Kapok Tree.
It is native to Central America and Mexico.
It grows to 73 metres (240 feet) tall, with a trunk up to 3 metres (10 feet) in diameter. The bark has thorns.
It has cotton-like fluffy flowers from its several hundred seed pods.
It blooms in spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, October 2019.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls