Cochlospermum vitifolium (Cultivated)

 
  
 

Cochlospermum vitifolium: Cochlospermum vitifolium (Bixaceae): Other names: buttercup tree, silk cotton tree,
Size: was a small-medium sized tree. Maybe 20ft. Naturally also grows to a small height only.
Found this in a nursery near my home in Bangalore. Very similar to Cochlospermum religiosum (yellow silk cotton tree), but the flower has lot more petals (can say a "double version")
Gardener kept the flower near his deity's feet.
The tree is almost leafless when in flower
Close-up pics of the leaves which were at the lower level. The top was totally leaf-less.
Close-up of some of the fruits

  
 
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A 'double' variety of Cochlospermum blooming in collection of Bajaj Auto factory at Pune. Courtesy Mr. Nandgaonkar (Horticulturist) from Bajaj Auto
 
 

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