Tree's sporting the summer look #10 of 15 | Bauhinia racemosa

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raghu ananth

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Tree's sporting the summer look #10 of 15 | Bauhinia racemosa
Bidi leaf tree


Kannada -Vana sampige, Telugu -ari chittu
Family leguminosae

Date/Time-27 Mar 2010, 8:06AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Mamandur, Andhra Pradesh, 
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild, Eastern ghats
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length-approx - 15 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Orbicular, heart shaped, apex - divided into two lobes, green leaves are drying out and turning brown
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-cm - No flowers,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- legume, linear, Around 
 250 green pods found in this tree, 
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-
Bark used in making ropes, flowers and fruits eaten by tribals. Cattle feed on the leaves. D
ry seeds can be preserved for an 1 year.


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Raghu


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Dinesh Valke

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Apr 10, 2010, 6:38:56 AM4/10/10
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Bauhinia racemosa is commonly known as: sona-tree • Gujarati: આપ્ટો apto • Hindi: कठमूली katmauli • Kannada: ಅಪ್ತಾ aapta, ಅರಳುಕದುಮನ್ದರ aralukadumandara • Konkani: आप्टो apto • Malayalam: അരംപാലി arampaali, കുടബുളി kutabuli, മലയത്തി malayaththi • Marathi: अपटा apta, सोना sona • Nepalese: तरुल tarul • Sanskrit: यमलपत्रक yamalapatrakah, युग्मपत्र yugmapatra • Tamil: ஆத்தி atti, தாதகி tataki • Telugu: తెల్ల ఆరెచెట్టు tella arecettu


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Satish Chile

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Apr 10, 2010, 7:37:08 AM4/10/10
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Raghu ji,
In M.PCoromandel Ebony,Diospyros melanoxylon family Ebenaceae is known as Bidi patta tree and Bauhinian racemosa is called Sona Patti. Ebnoy tree leaves auction is made by forest Department of M.P. Bidi industry is a big enterprise in M.P.
Satish
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tanay bose

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Apr 10, 2010, 8:07:15 AM4/10/10
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Nice collection of photos for Bauhinia racemosa Raghu Ji.... I hope Diospyros melanoxylon is called tendu!!!
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Tanay
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Satish Chile

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Apr 10, 2010, 8:12:28 AM4/10/10
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Tanay ji,
 It is called Tendu by its edible Fruit and Bidi Patta for it is used in Badi manufacturing.
With regards
Satish

tanay bose

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Apr 10, 2010, 8:20:35 AM4/10/10
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Thank you for the confirmation Satish Ji...
Tanay
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