Here in Camiguin, the malabulak (Bombax ceiba
) are still in bloom, with crimson petals standing out amid the island's verdant, volcanic rainforests, while in Palawan it is the light pink blossoms of the balayong (Cassia javanica ssp.
The small percentage of pollen from: Bombax ceiba
, Euphorbia tithymaloides, Flacourtia jangomas, Litchi chinensis, Nelumbo nucifera, Tridax procumbens indicate that these plants are either sporadic in distribution, fairly rare in abundance, do not produce sufficient amount of pollen for bee foraging, or produce pollen that is not preferred by honeybees due to low nutritional value (Dorea, Novais & Santos, 2010).
trees bloom at the Gardens, they always catch the attention of visitors with seven inch by seven inch, bright red flowers that grace the branches and, in a week or so, cover nearby pathways.
Sixty-two active nests of various bird species were recorded; common myna Acredotheris tristis, house crow Corvus splendens, Indian robin Saxicoloides fulicatus and black drongo Dicrurus macrocerus preferred Kikar Acacia nilotica and Eucalyptus camaldulensis for nesting purpose while black kite Milvus migrans utilized semal tree Bombax ceiba
. The weaver bird Ploceus philippinus also utilized only Acacia nilotica for nesting.
Table 1: Name of species according to their family Family Name of Species Acanthaceae Adhatodavasica Anacardiaceae Mangifera Indica Apiaceae Centellaasiatica Apocynaceae Calotropis gigantean Arecaceae Phoenix sylvestris Borassusflaballifer NypaFruticans Phoenix paludosa Caricaceae Carica papaya Combretaceae Terminalia catappa Ebenaceae Diospyros peregrine Elaeocarpaceae Elaeocarpus robustus Euphorbiaceae Excoecariaagallocha Fabaceae Tamarindus indicus Albizialebbeck Acacia auriculiformis Vachellianilotica Pithecellobium dulce Lamiaceae Ocimumtenuiflorum Lythraceae Lawsoniainermis Punicagranatum Sonneratiaapetala Bombax ceiba
Malvaceae Gossypium arboretum Azadiractaindica Meliaceae Swieteniamahagony Moraceae Artocarphusheterophyllus Moringaceae Moringa oleifera Musaceae Musa spp.
Table (2) shows that Bombax ceiba
is morphologically distinct from Ceiba pentanda and Ceiba speciosa in thorn shape & color, trunk developed with butteresses, tree branching type, large pulvinus, petiole length (14.5cm), leaflet petiolule length (2.6cm), leaflet blade length (11cm)& width (4.8cm) where Bombax ceiba
has the highest values, the number, shape and apex of the leaflet and different flowering seasons.
The seeds of Bombax ceiba
L seeds have been recently identified to be one of the potential natural coagulants for production of clean water for rural people in Tanzania.
The trees include Kikar (Acacia arabica), Aak (Calotropis procera) Sumbal (Bombax ceiba
), Shisham (Dalbergia sisso) and Tun (Cedrela toona).
Crystalline sugar (talmishri) prepared from sap of Borassus flabellifer was added to macerated roots of Bombax ceiba
and fruits of Myristica fragrans.
Important vegetation of the area include simbal (Bombax ceiba
), sukhechain (Pongamia pinnata), neem (Azadirachta indica), bakiain (Melia azedarach), desi kikar (Acacia nilotica), bohr (Ficus benghalensis), peepal (Ficus religiosa), tutsiah (Morus nigrz), safaida (Eucalyptus citriodora), bairi (Ziziphus mauritiana) and sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo) etc.
To cite in details just one instance of such divergency, while Kaviraj 1 treated fula rogh with a mixture of Bombax ceiba
The Kavirajes of the areas surveyed in the present study used ghee along with Bombax ceiba
, Zingiber officinale, and Anthocephalus chinensis for treatment of bone fracture.