Ceiba acuminata (S.Watson) Rose, Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 8: 320 1905. (syn:Eriodendron acuminatum S.Watson);

I took these pictures of a White Floss Silk Tree in flowering along the roadside in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. However, the photos on the net
show the flower’s stamens fused together, but in my photos they are separate. Is it the same tree? All other characteristics are the same,
ie the palmate leaves, spiny bark and pods.

… just a wild guess … Ceiba acuminata, pochote … referred http://arboretum.arizona.edu/heritage_trees.html

Thanks, …, You appears to be right on persual of the additional links as below (also called Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree, Pochote)
It is Ceiba aesculifolia or Ceiba acuminata, one of the Mexican dry tropical forest Ceibas.

A local specimen of Ceiba aesuclifolia:

This link shows: http://www.f-lohmueller.de/botany/gen/c/Ceiba.htm
Ceiba acuminata (S. Watson) Rose = Ceiba aesculifolia subsp. aesculifolia – Mexico, Northern America.