seedpod : Bauhinia x blakeana from Hooghly

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surajit koley

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Apr 12, 2012, 10:53:12 AM4/12/12
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Sir,
 
Attaching seedpod images of the same tree that i uploaded sometimes in January this year - https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/indiantreepix/bauhinia$20x$20blakeana/indiantreepix/2fer1UHmLTI/X2wqPw3W38kJ
 
Species : Bauhinia x blakeana
Habit & Habitat : garden tree
Date : 01-04-2012 & 12-04-2012
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly), WB
 

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Surajit Koley
 

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 12, 2012, 11:39:25 AM4/12/12
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Surajit ji
As far as I know Bauhinia x blakeana is a hybrid propagated vegetatively. It does not set seeds.

Your tree must be some thing different. 



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surajit koley

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Apr 12, 2012, 1:30:30 PM4/12/12
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Sir,
 
This new laptop behaves erratic, thereby pasting the link at the top of my earlier mail. Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Regards,
 
Surajit
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From: surajit koley <surajitno...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:113424] seedpod : Bauhinia x blakeana from Hooghly
To: Gurcharan Singh <sing...@gmail.com>


 
Thank you for drawing my attention to the fact that B. blakeana is a sterile plant. I also read, in January, about the sterile flowers of B. blakeana in wikipedia and other websites.
 
But there is a discussion at - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53664/ where someone claims that it bears seedpod. Again there is an image claiming to be seedpod of the same plant - http://www.hear.org/starr/images/image/?q=030702-0067&o=plants
 
So, if it is not the B. x blakeana then my earlier post (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/indiantreepix/bauhinia$20x$20blakeana/indiantreepix/2fer1UHmLTI/X2wqPw3W38kJ) should also be some other species, might be B. variegata.
 
Regards,
 
Surajit Koley

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 17, 2012, 10:33:32 PM4/17/12
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Such reports often appear but one is not sure whether the person is talking about the real B. x blakeana or some cultivar of B. variegata which also has larger flowers with five stamens and broader petals, and does show variation in colour.

surajit koley

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Apr 18, 2012, 1:18:04 PM4/18/12
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Good evening Sir.... it's very nice to hear/read you again, was missing you these days.
 
I understand that all data available in the net is not correct, actually authentic data comes only from a very few websites. That's why we need experts to moderate discussions. Besides it needs gene exploration to establish some identity with zero error.
 
I understand, because of data deficiency, it would had been better if i used a title like "seedpod : Bauhinia sp." for this post.
 
Thank you & Regards,
 
Surajit Koley

 
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