Bauhinia tomentosa: Further chhalange

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Naresh Pancholi

Sep 7, 2009, 3:50:07 AM9/7/09
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Dear All,
In response to Rashidaji's post of 3 September on Bauhinia photos:

Kenneth Greby,  Rani Bhagat and J.M. Garg correctly identified it as Bauhinia tomentosa.
I am attaching photos where petals are of yellow shade like B. tomentosa, but a central petal distinctly lack its trademark maroon marking.
Just to knock down the possibilities of B. acuminata, its photo is also included.
A comparative picture of B. acuminata, B. tomentosa and unknown Bauhinia might be of help.

Naresh Pancholi

unknown bauhinia.JPG
Bauhinia tomentosa.JPG
Bauhinia acuminata.JPG
comperative bauhinia.jpg

Kenneth Greby

Sep 7, 2009, 10:07:51 PM9/7/09
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 I believe that this tree too is a light colorform of B. tomentosa, albeit one lacking the maroon-spotted petal. This is relatively uncommon here in the USA, but I have seen one such plant and heard of others like it.

Ken Greby.

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