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Bombax ceiba L.

Synonyms

Bombax aculeatum, Bombax heptaphyllum, Bombax malabaricum, Bombax thorelii, Bombax tussacii, Gossampinus malabarica, Gossampinus rubra, Gossampinus thorelii, Melaleuca grandiflora, Salmalia malabarica

Common names

Kapok, red silk-cotton, red cotton tree

Extract from Wikipedia article

Bombax ceiba, like other trees of the genus Bombax, is commonly known as cotton tree. More specifically, it is sometimes known as red silk-cotton; red cotton tree; or ambiguously as silk-cotton or kapok, both of which may also refer to Ceiba pentandra.[+]

LinkFlower of red cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) taken from Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2016
LinkDissected flower of red cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) taken from Dahl Al Hamam Park on Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2016
LinkRed cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.