Pseudobombax munguba • Munguba
Pseudobombax munguba is an important species of the floodplain (varzea) of the Amazon River and its tributaries (1). It is pollinated by bats (2), and its seeds are a source of food for many (commercial) fish species (3).

(1) Viers J, Barroux G, Pinelli M, Seyler P, Oliva P, Dupre B, Boaventura GR (2005) The influence of the Amazonian floodplain ecosystems on the trace element dynamics of the Amazon River mainstem (Brazil). Sci Total Environ 339(1-3): 219-32

(2) Gribel, R, Gibbs, PE (2002) High Outbreeding as a Consequence of Selfed Ovule Mortality and Single Vector Bat Pollination in the Amazonian Tree Pseudobombax munguba (Bombacaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 163: 1035–1043

(3) Roubach, R, Saint-paul, U (1994) Use of fruits and seeds from Amazonian inundated forests in feeding trials with Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1818) (Pisces, Characidae). J appl ichthyol 10(2-3): 134-140