Attaching pictures of its flowers, bark, fruit, white floss, leaves etc. I have many big trees of this in my Colony at New Alipore, Kolkata. Birds like Mynas, Starlings, Bulbuls, Tailor birds, Orioles, Sunbirds, Crows etc. eat its nectar & possibly buds etc. during flowering in Jan-Feb in my colony. It's a great hub of birds including Doves, Shrikes etc. during this period as lot of insects are also there. I have made some of my best pictures on this tree adjacent to our house at 5 th floor. It's a very tall deciduous tree with her greenish bark turning greyish as it mature with conical prickles of young tree falling with age. Leaves are Palmately compound with whorled branches. It's floss is an excellent stuffing for pillows, mattresses etc.
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