Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Bombacaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Bombax ceiba L.

English Name : Silk Cotton Tree
Irula Name : Poola maram
Tamil Name : Mullilavu
Hindi Name : Simal
Malayalam Name : Ilavu
Kannada Name : Burla, Sauri
Habit : A deciduous tree with conical prickles on the trunk when young.

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