Silk Cotton Flowers (Bombax ceiba)

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

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Oct 4, 2010, 12:14:52 PM10/4/10
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Hi
sharing snap of the gorgeous blood-red Silk Cotton flowers....
snap taken in summer months at Narendrapur.
Its called Simul or Semal in Bengali.
And nectar of this plant is favourite among birds.,,,and the fleshy petals are relished by monkeys and deer.
 
regards
Shantanu.
 

Shantanu Bhattacharya.
M.Sc (Zoology)
University of Calcutta.
Teaching Faculty.
Dept. of Biology.
Vivekananda Mission School(ICSE).
Joka. Kolkata.

 
 
 
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