Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Bauhinia racemosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia racemosa Lam.
  • Common name : Indian Kanchan
  • Vernacular name : Shweta Kanchan (San.); Kanchan (Hin.); Akalupada (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4506, KFP 6703
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R.Ramesh & K.P.Sreenath; B.R.Ramesh & P.Prakash
  • Key identification features : A small tree with leaf-lobes joined in the middle. Bark is grey and rugged with longitudinal fissures, running in crooked lines. Flowers are small (1 cm), inconspicuous, with narrow petals.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropics of both hemispheres
  • Comments : Seeds can be roasted and eaten.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Bidar-Bhalki (Bidar); Devarayandurga (Tumkur)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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