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Ceiba or Kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra, in Tikal National Park, Guatemala.  The Ceiba is sacred to both ancient and modern Maya and is the national tree of Guatemala.  It is a common source for native Maya natural medicinals.  It was once the source of kapok for making life preservers.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.