Bauhinia acuminata L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia acuminata L.
  • Common name : White 'Orchid' Tree, Dwarf White Bauhinia, Butterfly-tree, Hawaiian Orchid Tree, Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple Camel's Foot, White Bauhinia, Kaa-long, Snowy Orchid
  • Vernacular name : Halad (Sanskrit); Kanchnar (Hindi); Bili mandara, Kanchan (Kannada); Veluthamandaram, Mantharam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Ornamental
  • Key identification features : Large shrub; flowers white
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • Native : Tropical southeast Asia.
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bauhinia acuminata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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