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)
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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