Flower & Tree of the month: Ceiba speciosa

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Nov 2, 2009, 2:09:29 AM11/2/09
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Hi all,
My flower and Tree of the month is Ceiba speciosa also known as Floss Silk Tree with Pink flowers.
It is in bloom now, and it is always a spectacular sight! Notice its incredibly vibrant colours and the creamy satiny texture of its petals.
Another tree of the same family-Ceiba insignis, White Floss Silk Tree also blooms at the same time and also spectacularly!
Wild and native in South America, now it is naturalised in India and is a tree widely planted for its blooms in parks and roads!
Janaki Turaga
Pink Floss Silk Flower.jpg

Gurcharan Singh

Nov 2, 2009, 2:52:51 AM11/2/09
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Yes Janaki ji
The tree is a briliant sight to see in full bloom. I had to wait for nearly eight months after catching flowering in Bombax ceiba and Ceiba pentandra, to see Ceiba speciosa to flower. I fist caught it in California in first week of October,. Now it is in full bloom in Delhi.
I am sending them separately
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi
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