Bauhinia malabarica Roxb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Bauhinia malabarica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia malabarica Roxb.
  • Common name : Malabar Mountain Ebony
  • Vernacular name : Kanchanara (San.); Basavanapada (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2670, CJS 19083
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Key identification features : Bark dark-brown, rough, fiberous exfoliating in long strips; blaze pink to red; leaves edible with acidic taste; inflorescence in axillary racemes, sessile with flowers creamish-white, petals spathulate, nearly equal. stamens 10; pods beaked.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India, Myanmar
  • Comments : Occasional in deciduous and semi-evergreen forests of Peninsular India; Leaves taste acidic.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bannerghatta forest (Bangalore)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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