classification of Bombax ceiba
Species: B. ceiba
Common name: Red silk cotton,Kateshever (Shalmali) .
it is a tree with its entire bark surface covered with spines.
leaves aremostly palmately compound.
flowers are large, leathery and dark red in colour.
characteristics of Red silk cotton
Beautiful large red flowers and stem armed with strong spines. the fruits contain white silky fibres.
Medicianl uses of Red silk cotton: Its spines are used as antifugal.
gum is known as "mocharus".
Fruits yield slick cotton, used in stuffing mattresses and pillows.
position: Common in drier as well as coastal parts.
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