Ceiba pentandra with red flowers

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Vinay Thite

Mar 19, 2023, 6:42:29 AM3/19/23
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Kindly confirm the identification.
Ceiba pentandra (red flowers)

Date/Time- 19 MAR 2023

Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Lalbagh, Bengaluru 12°56'49.4"N 77°35'16.0"E. Altitude 852.9

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Botanical Garden

Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree

Height/Length- Approx. 10 meters

Flower – Five red petals, Flower diameter 3.5 cm. Five sinuous anthers

Normally Ceiba pentandra has white flowers hence it is called as पांढरी सावर, श्वेत शाल्मली in Marathi. But there exists a red variety also. 

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J.M. Garg

Mar 19, 2023, 6:49:55 AM3/19/23
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Yes, this colour sometimes comes after pollination (?) or before falling.

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