Bauhinia puzzle Part 2

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Bharat Bhushan

Oct 6, 2009, 4:50:14 AM10/6/09
I had asked -

I am almost sure about it being Bauhinia purpurea... but is it a specific variety?
I am now enclosing a photo-shot of the leaf of the same plant. You can understand why I thought it as a variety of Bauhinia purpurea.
Any help? I am interested in writing up on the stories about the plant.
These are the replies that I received -
1. From Aparna Watve -
That is one amazing shot. I think it is Bauhinia blackeana, but let
others on the group comment.
Dr. Aparna Watve
Asha Appt, Shanti Nagar, Ekata Colony
Nr. BSNL tower, Akbar Ward,
tel: 07692-228115
mobile: (0)9755667710 and 9822597288 still works
2. From Ken Greby
 I don't believe that any of the color forms of B. purpurea are named, though I suppose that there are possibly selected ones that may be propagated vegetatively to secure a specific floral appearance.
 If anyone else has additional info, please advise.
Ken Greby
Florida and California, USA

Dr. Bharat Bhushan,
Professor, Environmental Planning, & Director, Centre for Environment and Development, YASHADA.

Dean (Academic) & Secretary, YASHADA
Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration, Baner Road, Pune 411007 India. Email:, Telephone: O: 25608164 Fax: (+91 20) 25608100 M: 9823338227



Oct 6, 2009, 5:29:08 AM10/6/09
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I don't know if this is a sequel of some other thread. If you have a
picture of the flowers, lets see it. Flowers of B. purpurea and
Bauhinia x blakeana can be distinguished easily.
Also, the flowers of B. purpurea vary from properly to purple to
completely white with just tinges of purple:
- Tabish
> 411007 India. Email:, Telephone: O: 25608164 Fax:
> (+91 20) 25608100 M: 9823338227
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J.M. Garg

Oct 6, 2009, 5:34:30 AM10/6/09
to Tabish, indiantreepix
Hi, Tabish ji,
Here is the earlier thread:
2009/10/6 Tabish <>

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