Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
   
 
  Bauhinia variegata
 
More images:..>> 21,000 images, 5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 6,800 local/trade/common names
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Bauhinia variegata L., Sp. Pl. 375. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 284. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 407(288). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 163. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 6. 1992; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 331. 2009. Phanera variegata (L.) Benth. in Miq., Pl. Jungh. 261. 1852.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chuvannamandaram, Malayakathi, Kovidaram, Mandaram, Kongu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Variegated bauhinia, Mountain ebony, Orchid tree, Purple orchid tree
  Description: A medium sized tree with dark brown nearly smooth bark; young shoots pubescent. Leaves petiolate, petiole 2-3.8 cm long; lamina c. 4.5-15 cm long, as broad as or rather broader than long, with a medium cleft reaching from 1 /4 to 1/3 the way down, lobes obtuse, the base is deeply heart shaped, 9-15 nerved, pubescent beneath when young. Inflorescence few flowered pubescent raceme. Pedicel short or absent, bracteole minute; hypanthium slender, c. 1.2-2.5 cm long. Calyx 2.0-2.7 cm long, tomentose, 5 toothed at the apex. Petals 5-6.3 cm long, obovate, with long rather broad claw, all white or 4 petals pale purple and fifth darker with purple veins. Stamens 5, fertile, no staminodes. Ovary hairy, stipe 10-17 mm long; style long, stigma capitate. Pods 15.0-30 cm long, c. 1-2.5 cm broad, hard, flat, dehiscent 10-15 seeded; stipe glabrous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Possibly native of China; wild in the sub Himalayan and India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
Pookalam Designs
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters