A Bauhinia sp. needs identification.
Though it appears to be cultivated it seems to be a tree of moderate size with pedunculated flowers borne in clusters towards the ends of branches. [The leaves however appear broader than long as is usually seen in B.variegata]. However, I still feel it is B. purpurea locally called Kanchan.
--- On Tue, 10/21/08, sibdas ghosh <sibda...@gmail.com> wrote:
|Bauhinia variegata (Syn. B. candida)||Fabaceae||Kachnar, Raktakanchan, Mountain Ebony, Buddhist/ Variegated Bauhinia, Poor-man's Orchid tree, Koilar, Khwairal, Guiral, Barial, Kandan, Kural||Seen in Feb.07 & now around 10/3/08 in Kolkata- J.M.Garg. noted about 6 trees in bloom at different places, flowers of two trees had a lighter pinkish shade than the purplish shade in Delhi- 14/3/08- Rita ji.||Trees of Delhi- Flowering may begin as early as end Jan. but prime time is generally in the first half of March; flowering is over by mid April. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowering from late winter & continues throughout the spring (Feb.- April).||Bauhinia variegata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia||Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata)- Raktakanchan or Mountain Ebony - indiantreepix | Google Groups|
While we await further close-up photographs of the flowers and leaves, would like to also draw to your attention the fact that the flowers have fairly long pedicels.
Flowers of B.variegata are 'orchid-like', almost sessile in short few-flowered racemes never of the same colour.
--- On Thu, 10/23/08, Mahadeswara Swamy <swamy...@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hi, Neil ji,From my attached pictures it appears that pedicels of Bauhinia variegata are comparatively larger that those of Bauhinia purpurea..