16 juin 2010

Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba pentandra

The Kapok Tree The Kapok tree is common in India. It produces several seed pods & each pod contains black seeds surrounded by fluffy cotton. Must be harvested before it opens, otherwise it will be nuisance for neighbours. In Kerala , this cotton is used to stuff mattresses & pillows.Unnakayi - the sweet of Malabar is made in the shape of these pods.
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