Bombax pods

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Pravin Kawale

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Mar 22, 2011, 9:45:58 AM3/22/11
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Hi,
Pods of Bombax ceiba and B.insigne
Reagrds


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Satish Phadke

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Mar 22, 2011, 11:59:25 AM3/22/11
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Thanks for that illustration
You mean to say the pods of Bombax ceiba are directed downwards while those of B.insignae are erect and directed upwards ?

JM Garg

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Nov 26, 2017, 11:09:26 AM11/26/17
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To me DSC03549.JPG looks like that of Ceiba pentendra and unlike those of Bombax insigne
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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 26, 2017, 11:29:42 AM11/26/17
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Garg ji, ... to me, DSC03549.JPG is Bombax ceiba
DSC03492.JPG is Bombax insigne.
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Dinesh

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J.M. Garg

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Nov 26, 2017, 11:51:20 AM11/26/17
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Thanks, Dinesh ji,
Your images of the fruits of this species at the following look different to me:
Malvaceae Fortnight :: Bombax insigne :: northern Western Ghats :: DVJUL03
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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 28, 2017, 10:27:33 AM11/28/17
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Garg ji, for sure, neither of the pods in Pravin ji's post are C. pentandra.
C. pentandra
pods are comparatively longer (and thus appear slender), about twice the length of B. insigne's or B. ceiba's.
C. pentandra pods taper on both sides much more than the other two. This tree is not our native, it is found only planted along roads and avenues.

Regards.
Dinesh

J.M. Garg

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Nov 28, 2017, 11:38:37 PM11/28/17
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Thanks, Dinesh ji, 
I will check again. But we do not know whether pods shown by him are of a planted tree or a wild one. 

J.M. Garg

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Dec 2, 2017, 11:30:24 AM12/2/17
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Agree. DSC03549.JPG may be of  Bombax insigne
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