Bauhinia acuminata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Bauhinia acuminata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia acuminata L.
  • Common name : White 'Orchid' Tree, Dwarf White Bauhinia
  • Vernacular name : Kanchan (Hin.); Bili mandara, Kanchan (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : An erect shrub. Leaves ovate, bilobed to 1/3rd its middle. 7-13 nerved from base. Flowers are pure white and attractive with a single fertile stamen. Pods abou 7-15, linear-oblong with 8-12 seeds.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Indo-Malayasia, China.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Gulbarga, Kodagu, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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