Yesterday, I have had a short chat with Dinesh-ji (in the 'facebook' group 'Indian Flora') over the identification of this Bauhinia sp. He identified it as *Bauhinia x blakeana* or the 'Hong Kong Orchid Tree'. Dinesh-ji also provided me links (given below) of the two earlier 'efloraofindia' posts where Garg Sir and Gurcharan Sir discussed the identity of this plant.
Today, i took some more photos of the same plant that i attach herewith.
Species - Bauhinia x blakeana
Location- Nalikul (Hooghly District), West Bengal
Plant Habit- Tree
Height- 40 ft. approx.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Double lobbed, heart shaped
Inflorescence Type/ Size- In long racemes
Flowers Colour- Rose-purple
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- NA
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- This plant has been described as ".... a hybrid between Bauhinia variegata and Bauhinia purpurea" (wikipedia)
ID & Info help : I copied text from Wikipedia and earlier posts by Gurucharan Sir and Garg Sir.
The links are -
Thank you and Regards,