White Silk Cotton Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

It is one of the huge trees in the Lalbagh botanical garden in Bangalore. I visited Lalbagh last month with BP. It was after almost 5+ years I was visiting Lalbagh. Then, This tree was open to access. Now it has been protected by putting the fence and also information board near to it. I only remember this tree all the time I visited there as one of the huge trees in the park and not much interested to know anything else about it until my last visit. Now, it’s not the case, Especially after joining #ThursdayTreeLove, many questions arise in mind whenever see any tree 🙂

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I got little information from the board. This tree is of ~200 years old. It is a soft-wooded deciduous tree which can grow up to 25 to 30 mts with a buttressed trunk. It bears fleshy orange coloured 5 petals flower which blooms during spring. White silk cotton is obtained from its fruits which are used for making pillows and beds. The wood is very light and used for making matchsticks and packing cases.

I will try to visit during the spring to see those flowers :). I have seen the small cotton plant from which cotton fabrics are made and cotton thread to lit Deepam(Lamp). Very much eager to see these cotton silk fruits with cotton which I have never seen!!

Have you seen these trees?

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Joining Parul for #ThursdayTreeLove – is a photo feature hosted on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month by her.

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10 thoughts on “White Silk Cotton Tree #ThursdayTreeLove

  1. That’s a beautiful shot. I have been to lalbagh but I can’t remember seeing this one. Lalbagh is so big that it is possible that I went to one part of it. Thank you for joining and sharing about the tree. I would love to see the flowers too. 🙂

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  2. I’ve seen Red Silk Cotton trees and used to love their flaming orange plumage as it were on the outskirts of Pune . Sadly this tree is no longer visible and I miss them and the cotton thy used to provide for my soft, cuddly pillow

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