Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia variegata from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 4, 2011, 1:16:08 PM12/4/11
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Bauhinia variegata Linn., Sp. Pl. 375. 1753.

Common names: Mountain ebony, orchidtree
Hindi & Mar: Kachnar
Beng: Raktakanchan
Tam: Segapumanchori
Kan: Kanchavala
Mal: Chuvannamandarum

Tree up to 12 m tall; leaves 7-13 cm long, 10-15 cm broad, somewhat broader than long; cleft 1/3 with rounded lobes, base cordate, petiole 2-4 cm long; flowers 10-12 cm across, in short racemes, pedicel short or absent; calyx 2-2.5 cm long, 5-toothed at apex, tomentose; petals overlapping, 5-6 cm long, white to pink with purplish veins, fifth upper darker; stamens 5; pod 15-25 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick 

Photographed from Janak Puri, New Delhi in March, Flowers appearing generally before leaves.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Balkar Singh

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Dec 4, 2011, 8:30:11 PM12/4/11
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Thanks Sir for Nice series on Bauhinia

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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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Satish Phadke

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Dec 7, 2011, 10:14:35 AM12/7/11
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Thanks for the information. I was not aware about the differences between this and B.purpurea.
Surprisingly BSI Mah flora doesn't mention this species at all.......

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com> wrote:



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prasad dash

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Dec 19, 2011, 4:19:57 AM12/19/11
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To me this is another great catch especially the 2nd image

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prasad
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Prasad Kumar Dash
Ecologist, Orissa, India
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