Malvaceae Week: Bombqx ceiba from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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05-Sept-2011, 9:35:08 pm05/09/11
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Bombax ceiba L., Sp. pl. 1:511. 1753, nom. cons.
Syn: Bombax malabaricum DC.; Gossampinus malabaricus (DC.) Merr.;  Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl.

Common names: Indian kapok, red cottontree, red silk-cotton, silk-cottontree, simal

Deciduous tree with spiny trunk; leaves palmate compound with 3-7 elliptic-obovate leaflets; floers solitary, clustered near ends of branches; flowers dull to bright red; stamens numerous in two whorls; capsules up to 15 cm long, slightly angled with numerous seeds embedded in wool.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Balkar Arya

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06-Sept-2011, 9:21:10 am06/09/11
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Vow Silk Cotton!!!!! we use this for making pillows for little babies
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964
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