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Bombacaceae, Bombax rhodognaphalon, East African Bombax, Msufi-Mwitu (Swahili)

September 14, 2009

Useful for general timber, building and construction, the East African Bombax can be found along evergreen forest margins, especially in coastal bushland. The bark yields a red dye. The cotton-like seed floss can be used for stuffing (pillows, mattresses).

East African Bombax

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  1. Sandra Ramirez permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:08:20 pm

    Is the dye used on woven fabrics? Thy would probably dye the fiber for weaving. How do the seeds look like? Did you get to see any?
    How are you? !!

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