The kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) belongs to the Bombacaceae family. It is a tall evergreen tree that is native to tropical America. Today it is planted in various parts of the tropics and the alias "Kapok" comes from Malay. This tree grows up to a height of 30 m or more, and the branches will extend horizontally in a step shape from the trunk. White to pale pink flowers will bloom. Young buds, young fruits, seeds are edible. Fruits are spindle shaped, with fibers called "Panha" (kapok fibre) clogged inside. This fiber is used for padding such as cushion and pillow.