Malvaceae week :: Ceiba pentandra

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 8, 2011, 4:58:35 AM9/8/11
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Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
  • SAY-buh -- Latinized form of the South American name for this tree
    pen-TAN-druh -- bearing five stamens

Shweta Shalmali (Sanskrit: श्वेत शालमली)
Dec 17, 2006 at Vaghbil, Thane


commonly known as: true kapok tree, white silk cotton tree • Bengali: schwetsimul • Gujarati: સફેદ શીમળો safed shimlo • Hindi: सफेद सावरा safed savara, सफेद सेमुल safed semul, शाल्मलि shalmali • Malayalam: പഞ്ഞിമരം panjimaram, ശീമപ്പൂള siimappuula • Marathi: सफेत सावरा safeta savara • Sanskrit: श्वेत शालमली shweta shalmali • Tamil: பஞ்சித்தணக்கு panji tannaku, ல்மலி shalmali • Telugu: తెల్ల బూరుగ tella buruga • Urdu: سيمل semal, شالملي shalmali

Native to: tropical America, cultivated elsewhere




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Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 8, 2011, 5:10:10 AM9/8/11
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Another nice set of photographs Dinesh ji


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Ushadi micromini

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Sep 8, 2011, 5:11:08 AM9/8/11
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ah, great never seen them ... usually so high up ... only when they
fall ... all wrinkled up....

what is the red one called...

Usha di
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On Sep 8, 1:58 pm, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Ceiba pentandra * (L.) Gaertn.
>
>    - *SAY-buh* -- Latinized form of the South American name for this tree
>    *pen-TAN-druh* -- bearing five stamens


>
> [image: Shweta Shalmali (Sanskrit: श्वेत

> शालमली)]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi...>


> Dec 17, 2006 at Vaghbil, Thane
>

> *commonly known as*: true kapok tree, white silk cotton tree • *Bengali*:
> schwetsimul • *Gujarati*: સફેદ શીમળો safed shimlo • *Hindi*: सफेद सावरा
> safed savara, सफेद सेमुल safed semul, शाल्मलि shalmali • *Malayalam*:
> പഞ്ഞിമരം panjimaram, ശീമപ്പൂള siimappuula • *Marathi*: सफेत सावरा safeta
> savara • *Sanskrit*: श्वेत शालमली shweta shalmali • *Tamil*: பஞ்சித்தணக்கு
> panji tannaku, ல்மலி shalmali • *Telugu*: తెల్ల బూరుగ tella buruga • *Urdu*:
> سيمل semal, شالملي shalmali
>
> *Native to*: tropical America, cultivated elsewhere
>
>    - [image: Thorn on
> Ceiba]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi...>...


> Jan 6, 2007 at Vaghbil, Thane

>    - [image: The Kapok
> tree]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi...>...


> Feb 17, 2007 near Sabarimalai, Kerala

>    - [image: Siimappuula (Malayalam:
> ശീമപ്പൂള)]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi...>...


> Mar 21, 2008 at Vaghbil, Thane

>    - [image: White silk-cotton
> pods]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi...>...


> Jan 7, 2007 along Kolshet Road, Thane

>    - ... more views:
>    http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Ceibapentandra&m=tags
>
> Regards.
> Dinesh

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 8, 2011, 5:27:46 AM9/8/11
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Many thanks Gurcharan ji, Usha di.
The bloom color ranges from pink, pale yellow, white, near white ... Dave's Garden, Flowers of India ... have seen them red in some of the search results on internet.

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Dinesh

H S

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Sep 8, 2011, 9:17:16 AM9/8/11
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lovely pic of flower...
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