Malvaceae Week: Ceiba pentandra from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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05-Sep-2011, 9:34:55 pm05/09/11
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Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. sem. pl. 2:244. 1791
Syn: Bombax pentandrum L. ; Ceiba caribaea (DC.) A. Chev.; Ceiba casearia Medik.; Eriodendron anfractuosum DC.

Common names: kapok, kapoktree, silk-cottontree, white silk-cottontree 

Large deciduous tree with spiny trunk; leaves palmate compound with 5-7 oblong-lanceolate leaflets; flowers usually opening before leaves, rose or white, tomentose outside; stamens 5, united at base into tube; capsules fusiform, 10-25 cm long; seeds many embedded in wool.

Photographed from Khalsa College, Delhi





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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Balkar Arya

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06-Sep-2011, 9:20:11 am06/09/11
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Nice shot of fruits
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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