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  Bauhinia phoenicea
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Bauhinia phoenicea Wight & Arn., Prodr. 296. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 283. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 408(289). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 160. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 89. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 162. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 142. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 179. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 4. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 163. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 111. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 159. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 105. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 119. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 105. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 228. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 195. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 318. 2009. Phanera phoenicea (Wight & Arn.) Benth. in Miq., Pl. Jungh. 262. 1852. Bauhinia benthamii Bedd., Ic. t. 107. 1868-1874.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vallimandaram, Thukarakalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbing shrubs. Leaves to 10 cm across, orbicular, deeply bifid above, lobes acute, cordate at base; 9-ribbed from base, nervules parallel. Flowers in extra-axillary racemes, axis 10-20-flowered; pedicel 3 cm long. Calyx tube short, lobes 2 cm long, oblong, puberulus outside. Petals 5, 4 x 0.8 cm, long-clawed, spreading. Stamens 4 or 5, exserted, anthers linear, 6 mm long; style slender; stigma peltate. Pods to 16 x 2.5 cm, oblong, broaden above, densely rusty, pubescent; seeds many.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-900
  Localities: Vazhachal, Kattalappara, Kallar, Koruthode, Velayudhankayi, Neriamangalam, Kulathupuzha, Poochapara, Moozhiar, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, Nedumpoyil, Mukkali forests, Kallar, Kulathupuzha, Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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