Bombax Malabaricum -Id Confirmation-08052008Raghu1

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raghu ananth

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May 8, 2008, 2:06:07 PM5/8/08
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Notes;
    No thorns in the bark of the tree.
    White cotton flying off very frequently from the seeds
    No flowers
    young leaves
    Tree name plate- Bombax Malabaricum
 
Lal bagh Bangalore,
May 2008
 
Please see the next photograph  a cotton tree with thorns
 
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vijay kiyawat

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May 8, 2008, 8:20:01 PM5/8/08
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what i understand is that the thorns disappear with age. any comments?
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vinod kumar gupta

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May 9, 2008, 5:56:49 AM5/9/08
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I would agree with Vijay.It has to do with age rather than change of sub species
 
 
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raghu ananth

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May 9, 2008, 8:58:52 AM5/9/08
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Agreed, that  the spikes smooth out over age. But in this case. the tree posted with  spikes in its trunk has a trunk girth - double than that of the tree without spikes.

 

 

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raghu ananth

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May 9, 2008, 11:32:56 AM5/9/08
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Agreed, that  the spikes smooth out over age.

 

But please note, the tree posted without spikes (this mail chain ) has a girth - half the size of the tree with spikes (emailed later)  the cotton seed color again differs.

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Barry Stock

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May 9, 2008, 11:41:23 AM5/9/08
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Without flowers it is very difficult to be certain.

The foliage of Bombax ceiba/malabaricum usually has a shape somewhat distinct from Ceiba pentandra, a little larger and with a more pronounced acuminate tip, and with some marginal serration:


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vinod kumar gupta

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May 9, 2008, 2:38:49 PM5/9/08
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Completely agree with Barry.A detailed description of leaves(rather than only the picture) may be helpful,in absence of flowers,which in both these trees would have finished long back

 

Another differentiation is distincly green bark in Ceiba speciosa and C. insignis(both of which have thorny barks)

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