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  Ochroma pyramidale
 
  Family: BOMBACACEAE
  Citation:  Ochroma pyramidale (Cav.) Urban, Feddes Repert. 5: 123. 1920; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 67. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 65. 1996. Bombax pyramidale Cav., Diss. 5: 294. 1788. Ochroma lagopus Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 98. 1788; S.K. Srivastava & K. Vivek. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 449. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Balsa
  Description: Tree, 15-18 m tall. Leaves angled or 5-7 lobed, cordate, broad at base, nearly entire or dentate at margin, mucronate or obtuse at apex, 10-20 x 8-20 cm, glabrous above, puberulous beneath; lateral nerves 6 or 7 pairs, prominent; petioles 4-10 cm long, puberulous. Flowers large, terminal, pale yellow. Calyx 5-lobed with ovate or rounded lobes, 5-7 cm long, silky-pubescent on both sides, subtended by a caducous involucre. Petals obovate, wavy, 8-11 cm long, extending beyond column of stamens, yellowish white or brown. Staminal column 5-lobed with anthers above. Stigma 5, exserted. Capsules elongate, 6-8 cm long, 5-valved with reddish brown wool inside.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Thrissur, Kannur, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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