Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia blakeana)

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J.M. Garg

Aug 8, 2007, 1:11:46 AM8/8/07
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It has rich Purplish red flowers & is the most beautiful among all Bauhinias. Often confusable with Kachnar. However, it has three large stamens (with two smaller ones) unlike five long stamens of Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata). Leaves are also not over-lapping near cleft unlike in Kachnar. It is sterile (does not produce seeds). All pictures taken on 27/1/07 at Garden Reach, Kolkata with the assistance of Sh. Sanjay Gahlot.
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