|Bombax ceiba (B. malabaricum, Salmalia malabarica)
||Semal, Red silk cotton, Shembal, Semur
|| It's flowering already reported in Feb.'08 near Badalapur, Maharastra by Mangesh ji, in Mumbai by Kiran ji & near Pune by Satish ji. Seen flowering in Bassein fort - Vasai, District Thane on 17th and 24th February 2008 as per Sweedle Cerejo. Bombax ceiba have begun flowering but in many of the Bombax flowering is yet to be initiated in Nagpur as per Rohit. Flowering in full bloom on 24/2/08 at Moodlu Koppal, Mysore district as per Raghu. Blooming all over in Delhi- first noted was in 2nd week of Feb.- Rita ji. Flowering in March' 08 - Juhu Scheme (Mumbai), Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP) (Borivali & Thane) Maharashtra- 14/3/08- Tejal ji. Flowering in March-2006- Debasish ji- Kolkata.
||Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta by Sh. R.K. Chakraverty & S.K.Jain states that flowering occurs in early spring (Feb.- March). Trees of Delhi states that though flower buds appear long before, first flowers wink on in Feb.; prime time in Delhi is early to mid March.
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||Bombax Malabaricum -Id Confirmation-08052008Raghu1 - indiantreepix | Google Groups
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