The scientific named Ceiba pentandra tree is from America. In Indonesia, this tree is grown as a producer of kapok. Kapok is used for filler pillows and mattresses.
Randu or kapuk (Ceiba pentandra L.) is a tropical tree that is widely grown in Asia. Kapok is a tree that aborted flowers with a tree height of 8-30 m and can have a tree trunk large enough to reach 3 m diameter. In the trunk there are large conical spikes that are cone-shaped. The leaves are long-stemmed and spelled out 5-9. Flowers accumulate in the armpits of leaves that have fallen (near the tip of the branch). Petals bell-shaped, notched short with 1-2 cm high. The crown of oval crown is inverted and elongated with a length of 2.5-4 cm. 5 threads, united into a short tube shape, and have a twisted head of the cider. Will bear fruit 5 with a fairly large seeds. The kapok tree has an elongated shape of 7.5-15 cm long, hanging, hard and green when it is young and brown when it is old. In the fruit there are seeds surrounded by fine feathers, yellowish fiber which is a mixture of lignin and cellulose. The shape of the seeds round, small, and black (Setiadi, 1983).
Scientific classification of herbs (Ceiba pentandra L.) based on its taxonomy (Lanting and Palaypoyan, 2002):
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Subdivision : Spermatophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida Order: Malvales
Family : Malvaceae Genus: Ceiba
Species : Ceiba pentandra L.