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Floss Silk

  
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Noticeable Features

  1. Bright green bark covered by big spines
  2. Large showy pink and white flowers
  3. Cultivated in parks and gardens
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Not a native tree
Type Medium-sized deciduous tree
Peak flowering season After the rains
Flower Large flowers covering the tree; a gradation of colours: pale yellow or ivory with brown streaks at the centre, pink or purplish rose beyond
Fruit A green capsule; grey-brown when ripe
Leaves Palmately compound; 5-7 leaflets
Bark Green with vertical furrows and studded with persistent, stout, grey spines
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