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Shaving Brush Tree

Pseudobombax ellipticum


Totally leafless tree (well not quite if you take into account the few new ones close to the base...last photo) . Flowers remind me of the Barringtonia asiatica...Fish Poison tree but these are white.


Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden previously known as Indian Botanic Garden is situated in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Most trees here do NOT bear name plaques.


Blooms are reportedly Rose coloured or white..evidently, this one has white blooms.

No species ID suggestions


SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

Dear, Dear Jopy...thank you so very much. I am simply blown away that you could ID this leafless tree with its two flowers. Many, many thanks,

Jopy 2 months ago

maybe it's this one or similar species?

SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

Thanks Sarah....but IDing is going to be so dificult...

SarahWhitt 2 months ago

Oh MY...Sukanya!! That is BEAUTIFUL!! :)

Howrah, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.56, Long: 88.30

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Dec 24, 2018

Spotted for mission

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