Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Spreng.

First published in Syst. Veg., ed. 16. 4(2): 206 (1827)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico to S. Tropical America, Cuba. It is a tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as animal food and a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.


Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia.

batabana, bototo, calastoliendra, carnestolenda, carnestolendas, carnestolendo, carrestoliendo, carretosendro, ceiba, ceiba arracacha, ceiba yuca, ceibo, ceibo yuco, compadre bototo, flechero, papayote, papayuelo, poroporo, terratoleandro, yuco

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

LC - least concern

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1490 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
No Evaluada

Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean, Pacific. Elevation range: 0–1490 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bolívar, Casanare, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Guaviare, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Sucre, Vichada.
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Bototo, Botuto, Carneasado, Carnestolendo, Ceibo yuco, Flechero, Santocristo

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E.

Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident


Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Common Names

Rose Imperial


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