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sibdas ghosh

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Oct 21, 2008, 11:34:15 AM10/21/08
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A Bauhinia sp. needs identification.
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Oct 21, 2008, 1:10:30 PM10/21/08
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Isn't it B. variegata?
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 A Bauhinia sp. needs identification.





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Neil Soares

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Oct 22, 2008, 3:25:19 AM10/22/08
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Hi Sibdas,
    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.
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                   Neil Soares.
 


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J.M. Garg

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Oct 22, 2008, 9:21:56 PM10/22/08
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Hi, Sibdas ji,
Though a close up will certainly help, I feel it's Bauhinia variegata based on lighter colour & broader petals alongwith deeper purple mark on the central petal. If you have close up pictures on any aspect, pl. attach it. When & where was it taken?
Bauhinia variegata from Indiantreepix Database:
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

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Sam

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Oct 22, 2008, 11:53:53 PM10/22/08
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It looks like Bauhinia variegata, a very common avenue tree in
Bangalore. However I have never seen it flowering so profusely as in
the picture. A close-up of the leaves and flowers would help.

regds
Sam

Mahadeswara Swamy

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Oct 23, 2008, 7:52:47 AM10/23/08
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It is difficult to confirm the species from a long shot. In Bauhinia one has to look at the arrangement of the flowering parts. Unless you provide these details / close up of flowers one cannot identify properly. The most important distinctive characters are : B.variegata has 3 central petals overlapping with 5 long stamens, whereas the B.purpurea has no overlapping petals but possess 3 long fertile stamens and 2 (or more) short ones!
Dr. Mahadeswara swamy



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A Bauhinia sp. needs identification.



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Neil Soares

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Oct 23, 2008, 9:04:44 AM10/23/08
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Hi Mr.Garg,
    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.
                  Regards,
                     Neil.

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J.M. Garg

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Oct 23, 2008, 10:37:57 AM10/23/08
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Hi, Neil ji,
From my attached pictures it appears that pedicels of Bauhinia variegata are comparatively larger that those of Bauhinia purpurea.

Flowers of Bauhinia variegata I IMG_3348.jpg
Buds of Bauhinia purpurea I IMG_2136.jpg
Flower of Bauhinia purpurea I IMG_2133.jpg

Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Oct 23, 2008, 11:05:19 AM10/23/08
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Some time back there was a mail from somebody who had a Bauhinia purpurea at his gate in his house in Mumbai. I forget the name of the Hon. Member. If he sees this dak, grateful for his opinion.
akbhatt

Mahadeswara Swamy

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Oct 24, 2008, 10:02:57 AM10/24/08
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Just like seeing at the photograph (long shot) won't help..  Close up of the flowers, flower buds etc. would help for proper identification.  Even the second photograph sent is only a long shot.


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Some time back there was a mail from somebody who had a Bauhinia purpurea at his gate in his house in Mumbai. I forget the name of the Hon. Member. If he sees this dak, grateful for his opinion..
akbhatt

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:07 PM, J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, Neil ji,
From my attached pictures it appears that pedicels of Bauhinia variegata are comparatively larger that those of Bauhinia purpurea..



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