Ceiba pentandra | True silk cotton tree

Botanical name : Ceiba pentandra Common Name : True silk cotton tree, Kapok, Cabbage Wood, White Silk Cotton Tree, kapok floss Family : Malvaceae, Bombacaceae Order : Malvales Origin / Native : India, China Height : Up to 50 meters tall Synonym : Ceiba casearia Description : Soft wooded deciduous tree. Buttressed trunk, pinnate leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets. Small orange, fleshy, clustered crimson red color flowers with 5 petals flowering Season : Spring, March, April Uses : Fruits used to making pillows, beds

Ceiba pentandra

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lal bagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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