Request for Bauhinia ID-030909

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rashida atthar

Sep 2, 2009, 9:44:17 PM9/2/09

This beautiful flower was seen at Sagar upvan(BPT Gardens), Mumbai on 30 August 09. Is this Bauhinia tomentosa or  some other species? Request ID of the same please. Thank you.


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Kenneth Greby

Sep 2, 2009, 11:10:22 PM9/2/09
to, rashida atthar
 I believe that it is a lighter color form of B. tomentosa, though the foliage seems perhaps a little large? Hopefully others will have more conclusive opinions here.

Ken Greby
Los Angeles, CA USA

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Rani Bhagat

Sep 2, 2009, 11:48:37 PM9/2/09
to Kenneth Greby,, rashida atthar
Ya it is Bauhinia tomentosa-Caesalpiniaceae

Say yes to yes and no to no
Rani Bhagat
Agharkar Research Institute
G.G.Agarkar Rd.
Pune 4 Maharashtra India

Gurcharan Singh

Sep 3, 2009, 9:53:29 AM9/3/09
to Rani Bhagat, Kenneth Greby,, rashida atthar
Besides colour, I find the leaves are distinctly cordate in these photographs, they are not cordate according to FBI.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi

J.M. Garg

Sep 3, 2009, 10:26:15 AM9/3/09
to Gurcharan Singh, Rani Bhagat, Kenneth Greby,, rashida atthar
I think it's Bauhinia tomentosa (colour may vary depending upon the flash, light condititions, time of the day shot taken etc.). Details below from Indiantreepix Database:
Bauhinia tomentosa Fabaceae Yellow Bauhinia, Yellow Bell Orchid Tree, Vanasampige, Tiruvatti, Kolakattai mandarai, St. Thomas Tree  in March-22/3/08- Delhi; at delhi on 10.8.08; Bondanga, Bolepur- April'09?; Go Green Nursery,Karnala- 16/05/2009; Flowers from December to March- as per link. Bauhinia tomentosa Bauhinia Identification - indiantreepix | Google Groups Bauhinia tomentosa tree for id--vkg 31-12-08 - indiantreepix | Google Groups i.d. requested - indiantreepix | Google Groups Bauhinia tomentosa - indiantreepix | Google Groups Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Orchid Tree

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