Ceiba pentandra trees, a magnificent row of them planted along one side of a public square. Very large. Six to eight feet diameter above the wide-straddling buttresses. Wide-spreading large branches, now nearly leafless, but dotted and tufted with cottony fruit, called cotton tree sometimes, as well as the Okroma. Leaves narrow. Three or four inches. Some just opening. Trees very fruitful, five or ten thousand pods on single tree, with seeds. Down now flying. Some pods green. Belongs to the Apoccinia -dogbane. About sixty years old.
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
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