Pseudobombax ellipticum

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Padmini Raghavan

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Apr 8, 2011, 2:34:25 PM4/8/11
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This stunning flower is now blooming in Chennai.
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Padmini Raghavan.
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Padmini Raghavan

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Apr 8, 2011, 2:37:21 PM4/8/11
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I just saw the spelling error-----PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM.
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Padmini Raghavan.

mani nair

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Apr 9, 2011, 1:38:14 AM4/9/11
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Padmini ji, beautiful flower.
Thanks for sharing,
Mani.



Na Bha

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Apr 9, 2011, 6:35:01 AM4/9/11
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wow, what is it called?
Thanks for sharing
Nalini

renee vyas vyas

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Apr 9, 2011, 8:06:24 AM4/9/11
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Dear Padminiji,
 
Your stunning Psedobombax ellipticum in Chennai has fair cousin in Rani Bagh, Mumbai...have attached the photographs. The flowering here is over and the tree is totally without flowers & leaves. I have never seen this lone tree fruiting in Rani Bagh. Have you noticed Psedobombax ellipticum fruiting in  Chennai before?
 
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Renee

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Satish Phadke

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Apr 9, 2011, 8:23:18 AM4/9/11
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Nice to know about the presence of these trees
I have observed a Red coloured one in Pune Univ.Bot Garden, and the white coloured one in Sahakarnagar area in Pune which features as a front page on Shrikant ji's book Trees of Pune.

renee vyas vyas

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Apr 9, 2011, 8:29:27 AM4/9/11
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Dear Satishji,
 
I have a same question for you Sir,....have you seen these tree fruiting and the cotton blowing in the wind? I am interested in the seeds so this curiosity.
 
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Renee

Satish Phadke

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Apr 9, 2011, 9:11:08 AM4/9/11
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They don't fruit here.
Propogation can be done by vegetative means only

Padmini Raghavan

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Apr 9, 2011, 2:29:14 PM4/9/11
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Hi All,
I saw this fantastic beauty for the first time about two weeks ago and was dazzled by the picture it made, a single flower blooming right on top of an elegant bare tree, with the sun making the stamens glow.
 I have been visiting the garden on and off and seen only two or three flowers on the tree at any time. The gardener told me that it did not set seeds and when I asked him to make me a cutting, made the excuse that the branches were high up and if someone climbed it, the tree would collapse.
I was thrilled to come across  this tree as I had seen the cover  pic on The Trees of Pune and not thought it was here in Chennai.
 However I shall follow up to see if any pods are formed.
Cheers,
Padmini Raghavan.

Mahadeswara

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Apr 10, 2011, 12:54:05 AM4/10/11
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Where did you photograph (Location)?
>  Pseudobambax ellipticum 002.jpg
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>  Pseudobambax ellipticum 003.jpg
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rajank

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Apr 10, 2011, 8:54:06 AM4/10/11
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Nice photograph of fls..

rajank.

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