• Botanical Name: PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM ‘ALBA
  • Common Name : White Shaving Brush Tree
  • Place : Lalbagh, Bengaluru
  • Date : 21.6.17

PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM ‘ALBA’

As I walked along the lotus pond watching a water hen hop from one leaf to another, I spotted this lone flower at eye level from a small tree with just one brach swaying to the music of the wind. Spent some memorable moments capturing its beauty.

Native to Mexico, the Shaving Brush is a large deciduous tree which can grow up to 30-40 feet. Flowers have silky white stamens topped with yellow pollen. The wood is interesting as well, showing stripping of greens, yellows, browns and white. Flowering: February-March.

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