Bauhinia purpurea L.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Bauhinia purpurea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia purpurea L.
  • Common name : Purple Orchid Tree, Purple Bauhinia
  • Vernacular name : Gulabi kachnar (Hin.); Manimandhara, Basavana Paada (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : Small trees, of 10-15 m tall. Leaves sub-coriaceous, leaflets oblong-obtuse, 9-11 nerved. Flowers are large, rose to pink-purple, in terminal or axillary racemes or panicles and are fragrant. Peduncles stout, to 5 cm, bracts ovate. Calyx spathaceous, tube turbinate. Petals 5, equal and similar, obovate, narrow at base and obtuse. Pods are light green when young and turning brown upon maturity.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Cultivated in gardens.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Planted
  • Floras referred : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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