Photo by Mauroguanandi.

 {The Ceiba Speciosa, or Silk Floss Tree, is found in South America. Clearly, it’s spiky trunk sets it apart from other trees, but what you may not know is that the spikes are actually little storage units for water, which the tree stashes away in case of drought. So what gives the Silk Floss Tree it’s name? That would be the wooden seed pods which grow on the tree – they’re filled with silk that’s so fine and water-resistant it’s still used to stuff life preservers.}