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Balsa tree
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Ochroma pyramidale at the Large Tree Habitat at Tropical Gardens of Maui, Iao Valley Road, Maui, Hawaii, United States
Scientific classification

Bombax pyramidale Cav. ex Lam.
Ochroma bicolor Rowlee
Ochroma concolor Rowlee
Ochroma lagopus Sw.
Ochroma obtusum Rowlee

The Balsa tree (Ochroma pyramidale) is a tree that grows in Tropical South America. It can reach a height of 30 metres (98 ft), and grows very fast. Because its wood is very light and flexible, it is grown in plantations.

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