Malvaceae Week: Pseudobombax ellipticum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 11, 2011, 4:12:57 AM9/11/11
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Pseudobombax ellipticum (Kunth) Dugand, Caldasia 2: 67, 1943

Common names: Shaving brush tree

deciduous tree without spines; leaves palmately compound with 3-6 elliptic leaflets; flowers appearing before leaves; calyx about 8 mm long with 10 basal glands; petals tinged pink, linear-oblong, up to 15 cm long; stamens numerous, 3/4 as long as petals with red filaments, anthers yellowish; capsule fusiform, up to 15 cm long.

Photographed from Delhi University campus in April (flowers) and June (leaves)



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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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Nidhan Singh

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Sep 11, 2011, 4:16:14 AM9/11/11
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Dear Sir,

Very good pics, no need to mention the description, superb.......
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Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Panipat-132103 Haryana
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Madhuri Pejaver

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Sep 11, 2011, 5:59:07 AM9/11/11
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just optic fibres
should be pink or majenta shaving brush
madhuri

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Balkar Arya

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Sep 11, 2011, 10:55:07 AM9/11/11
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Ya Madhuri Ji rightly said it looks like optical fibres
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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