Family: Bombacaceae - Kapok-tree family
Tribal Name: Semai gaas (Chakma), Bhuchokh (Tripura).
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Ban shimul, Muriya shimul.
A large tree, trunk marked with large leafscars, unarmed, branchlets sometimes prickly. Leaves digitate, leaflets 7-9, sessile. Flowers solitary on leafless branches. Capsules oblong, curved at apex, 5-valved, woody.
Bombax insigne Wall.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.
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