Bauhinia tomentosa L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia tomentosa L.
  • Common name : Burmese Silk Orchid Tree, Yellow Orchid Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia
  • Vernacular name : Kanchnar (Hindi); Mani mandara (Kannada); Athi, Kanchini (Sanskrit); Kaanchini, Kanchini (Tamil); Mandaramu, Kanchini (Telugu); Phalgu (Sanskrit); Manjamanaram, Kanchanapoovu, Kanjenapoovu, Kanjanam, Kanchanamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Occasional along river banks
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its fragrant flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Africa, Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 tomentosa. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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