Cochlospermum fraseri – Kapok Tree

A deciduous large shrub to small tree which can grow to 6 metres. It has smooth, grey bark. The large yellow flowers are produced in spring. The seed pod is large and egg shaped with long cottony hairs surrounding the seed. Grows in clay to sandstone soil and is commonly found in  woodlands in the Northern Territory and north Western Australia, as well as north Queensland, very common in Kakadu National Park. Flowers and young roots are edible, cooked, and the flowers can also be eaten raw.

Family : Bixaceae
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Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
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Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical
Growth Habit : Deciduous
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible
Scientific Name: Cochlospermum fraseri
Common Name : Kapok Tree
Height : 6
Flower Color : Yellow
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Light : Sunny
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Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
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