Ceiba Speciosa - Daysa Darcin Alsouza
NAME: Daysa Darcin Alsouza
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TITLE: Ceiba Speciosa
TECHNIQUE: Mixed technic of watercolor and gouache
DESCRIPTION: This illustration shows a branch of the species Ceiba Speciosa flowering. This species belongs to the Malvaceae family and it is popularly known in Brazil as the "Paineira" tree, this plant is a native tree of South America and it is very common in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia.
Its flowering begins in mid-December and lasts until April. Also, the fruit ripens between the months of August and September with the tree completely stripped of foliage.
The fruits are green capsules which open and release some kapok that surrounds its seeds. The kapok is known in Portuguese as "paina" and it gives the name to the tree. The dispersion of the seed occurs by wind and birds which often use the fibres of the "paina" to line their nests.
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