Thank you Garg ji for the wonderful support you give to all the
beginners like me.I had Botany in college many many decades ago. So I
really need to work hard to catch up as Im in the forests very
frequently for my conservation work.
I dont think I have seen Kapok seeds within fibres as was shown in the
picture.The pods are very prominent and I need to keep a watch because
they are still intact. The flowers too look very attractive and I
found Sun-birds love them.
You are like a walking encyclopaedia and so is Dr.Bhatt.
Thank you all for motivating us.
With best regards,
Quoting "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com
> Hi, Purnima ji,. It's *Ceiba pentandra* (Kapok).
> See more details from Indiantreepix Database:
> *Ceiba pentandra * *Bombacaceae* *Kapok, True/Singapore Kapok,
> Hattian, Safed Semal or Katan,Ceiba, White Silk-Cotton Tree, Moreh
> Tera, Pannimaram,
> Tellaburaga, Samali, Dudi, Kutashalmali, Shwet Simul * started flowering in
> since Jan'08- some last flowers still coming up on 6/4/08- Kolkata; Seen
> flowering in Dec. and Jan. & over now (26/2/08) in Pune; Kolkata-
> March'09; Sh.
> Pradip Krishen in his Trees of Delhi says that it flowers in March & lasts
> till first half of April. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiba_pentandra
> (Safed Semal/ White cotton silk)- Ceiba pentandra - indiantreepix | Google
> Semal ??? - indiantreepix | Google
> this silk cotton - indiantreepix | Google
> this Swet Simul ? - indiantreepix | Google
> Request - from Kolkata - indiantreepix | Google
> fruit(Samir Takaochi) - indiantreepix | Google
> Tree <http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Kapok%20Tree.html