Cochlospermum vitifolium at Lalbagh, Bengaluru: 5 images.
Cochlospermum vitifolium at Lalbagh.
Date/Time- 6 JAN 2024
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Lalbagh, Bengaluru. 12°57’12.2″N 77°35’05.9″E
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Botanical Garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- 2.5 meters
Flower – Yellow, many petals (around 20), 8 cm across, many stamens (around 80), three fourth stamens were red at the base.
I could get the closeup of flower as one of the tree was almost prostrate.


Cochlospermum vitifolium: No images seen now.
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

Cochlospermum Variety : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
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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