Bauhinia variegata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Bauhinia variegata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia variegata L.
  • Common name : Mountain Ebony
  • Vernacular name : Kanchanara (San.); Kachnar (Hin.); Kempu mandara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3651, KFP 3897
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R.Ramesh & S.B.Manohar
  • Key identification features : A small size tree. Leaves are alternate and appear similar to those of B.purpurea. Flowers are in a dense panicle and large. Petals are white-pink and variegated. Fruit is a brownish-black twisted pod.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : China
  • Comments : Frequently cultivated in gardens. Sometimes also naturalized.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : B.R.Hills (Chamarajnagar)
  • Distribution Locality : Planted
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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