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manoj

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Feb 23, 2011, 10:43:54 PM2/23/11
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is this safed saawar ?
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Neil Soares

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Feb 23, 2011, 11:21:15 PM2/23/11
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Hi,
 Affirmative. This is the white flower variety of Simul [Bombax ceiba] - the Red Silk Cotton tree.
                     With regards,
                       Neil Soares. 

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Satish Chile

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Feb 24, 2011, 1:14:31 AM2/24/11
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Yes this is Bombax ceiba for sure
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Dr. Satish Kumar Chile

Satish Phadke

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Feb 24, 2011, 5:38:02 AM2/24/11
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Oh That's amazing.
We commonly observe Bombax ceiba in Red colour flowers.
We had recently seen yellow coloured Bombax ceiba posted by Pravin ji and now you have shown here the white flowered variety of Bombax ceiba.
Thanks for sharing.
The conventional; so called safed Sawar; is a different species Ceiba pentandra from the same family which has been discussed on the group several times.
Regards
Dr Phadke

Rashida Atthar

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Feb 24, 2011, 8:24:41 AM2/24/11
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Thanks for the nice pictures Manoj ji. Would like to add that these differences in colour is due to pollinator difference. The white ones would be most probably bat pollinated ! Also would like to inform that Bombax ceiba is now Salmalia rubra, would not know what the variation in  white is called though! 
 
regards,
Rashida.

Ramjee

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May 19, 2014, 1:43:11 AM5/19/14
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Dear Rashida Ji,

Since when is Silk cotton (Bombax ceiba) called as Salmalia rubra? Is there a formal note on this? If yes, can you pls share? Thank you.

With kind regards,

ramjee
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