Malvaceae week 0905-9112011 UD 027 Pachira aquatica

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ushadi Micromini

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Sep 8, 2011, 1:42:26 PM9/8/11
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Malvaceae week 0905-9112011 UD 027Pachira aquatica

 

Family:                Malvaceae

Subfamily:                      Bombacoideae

Genus                                     Pachira

Species                                        Pachira aquatica


The label in first picture says it all ….  pics are from a botanical garden started by a physician in his home garden in southern California...


But I have found this in some nurseries being sold as three stems braided together as a novelty  plant... some gimmicky folks say its a quick bonsai... found same kinda things   in Bankgok hotel lobby.. and nearby street vendors .... if you do google iamage for this plant you can see these weird things...

 

enjoy

Usha di

 ps Satish ji has uploaded some very nice flower pictures... they are at this url:

http://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/a732327d27b34ee5
Pachira aquatica 1 Label sm.jpg
Pachira aquatica 2 Leaves and Green fruit in circle sm.jpg
Pachira aquatica 3 trunk size and Bark sm.jpg

Satish Phadke

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Sep 9, 2011, 6:05:42 AM9/9/11
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Usha di
I spotted the flowers in Dec last year with Garg ji with me to guide in Kolkata Bot garden. The tree was almost leafless then. Most probably the flowering season should start in Nov.Dec. I suppose. I was in  Kolkata last Dec to attend one Medical conference. Skipping from there I spent one full day in the Bot garden.Sunady morning I was lucky to have Girg ji with me along with his friend. We could spot many interesting things including the Amazon Lily of course. I shared most of my collection later.
Dr Phadke

J.M. Garg

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Pachira aquatica 1 Label sm.jpg
Pachira aquatica 2 Leaves and Green fruit in circle sm.jpg
Pachira aquatica 3 trunk size and Bark sm.jpg
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