Lupuna

The powerful Lupuna tree (Ceiba Pentandra) occupies an important position in the ecosystem of the forest shelter and feeding Amazonica.Provee many varieties of wildlife Amazonian insects, amphibians, birds (toucans, for example), monkeys., well as to individuals smaller Amazonian flora that depend on sunlight for survival. Copy of the emergent layer that rises above the canopy of the rainforest, making grow to four meters (thirteen feet) per year.

Its umbrella-shaped crown and trunk varies in colors ranging from pink-white to brown.

Lupuna
Local name
Lupuna
Latin Name
Ceiba Pentandra
Height
Up to 40 meters
Circle
200cm
Stored CO2
30 Tons
Leaves
Its crown has 30 leaves, usually without spines.
Flower
Fruit
Provides between 500 and 4000 off-type fiber surrounded by a white wool (kapok).and each containing up to 200 seeds.
Location
For the most part found in moist lowland forests.
Status
According IUCN threatened species.

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