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Yellow Silk Cotton

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Noticeable Features

  1. A medium sized tree with large brilliant golden yellow flowers
  2. Almost spherical furrowed green capsules turning brown when ripe
  3. Thrives in stony hilly dry regions
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Dry forests of India
Type Medium sized deciduous tree
Peak flowering season Summer
Flower Cup shaped flower with broad notched golden yellow petals surrounding a ring of golden stamens
Fruit Capsule; large pear shaped pendulous, green when raw turning brown and splitting along the furrows into five segments and dispersing floss covered black kidney shaped seeds
Leaves Simple, broad and palmately lobed
Bark Ash-coloured; often covered with transparent gum
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