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Silk Cotton Tree

Silk Cotton Tree


Taxon: Bombax heptaphyllum L.
Synonym of Pseudobombax septenatum (Jacq.) Dugand
Genus: Bombax
Family: Malvaceae

PED: Simbali (f.) [cp. Vedic shimbala flower of the B., cp. Pischel, Prk. Gr. ? 109] the silk-cotton tree Bombax heptaphyllum J I.203; III.397; Vism 206; DhA I.279.— vana a forest of simbali trees J I.202; II.162 (s. — pālibhaddaka-vana); IV.277. sattisimbalivana the sword forest, in purgatory J V.453.

SN 1.11.06, n.2, Mrs. Rhys Davids: The Simbali Vana, Silk-cotton-tree Wood (Bombax Heptaphyllum, according to the Wilsonian botanical lore incororated by Childers in his Dictionary) stood on the slope of Mt. Sineru, and was the abode of Garuḍa or roc-birds.


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