Bauhinia phoenicea Wight & Arn. (Syn: Bauhinia benthamii Bedd.; Phanera phoenicea (Wight & Arn.) Benth.);
baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists … Dave’s Botanary
feen-ih-KEE-uh — referring to the genus Phoenix, or the color purple … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: crimson mountain ebony, scarlet bauhinia • Kannada: ಕೆಂಪು ಯಾತಬಳ್ಳಿ kempu yathaballi • Malayalam: വള്ളിമന്ദാരം vallimandaram
Please Identify this Bauhinia species – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 15 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (2)
Here I attached the two images of a Bauhinia species found in evergreen forests, especially seen near the forest streams.
Is it Bauhinia purpera?
Expert please identify this medium tree seen near the forest streams.
Red Orchid Bush or Red Orchid Tree
I don’t believe that this is B. punctata (B. galpinii), which is more of a scrambler or arching shrub. I have seldom seen them taller than 15’/m, with support. Also, B. punctata lacks the colored new foliage shown, as well as having a more rounded leaf.
I fully agree with … Bauhinia galpinii is scrambler or arching shrub medium height shrub.
i too believe that this is not a B.punctata (B.galpinii).. i believe that it may be the red form of B.purperea
This mysterious Bauhinia surely cannot be B. purpurea, because the shape of the petals is very different. In addition, B. purpurea has
Yes … B. galpinii seems to be the closest match (Bailey keys it as only species with brick red flowers), but presence of 5 stamens can’t be easily ignored (atleast in this genus, where sectional classification is often based on number of stamens). This also seems to have narrower petals and thinner leaves with much more prominent veins. Let explore further.
Pl check it for Bauhinia phoenicea.
Yes … You have got it finally. It is reported to be common in western Ghats. This is what my Brandis writes: A gigantic climber. Leaves glabrous above, minutely hairy beneath. Flowers bright crimson. Calyx tube as long as the 5 linear-lanceolate segments. Petals 1.5 inch long, claw linear, as long as ovate-lanceolate limb. Stamens 5. Pod downy, 6 by 1 inch.
Thanks …, for the validation. There is no much info about this sp in the net. The species also occurs in Northeast i suppose.
This is a revelation for me! Bauhinia phoenicea seems to be the right id. Just to add to the description provided by …,
Just one more thing to add:
Bauhinia phoenciea – Scarlet Bauhinia from Chimmony – ID request – 28Oct2011AR01: Resembles Bauhinia phoenciea– Scarlet Bauhinia.
(Request to kindly confirm the ID or otherwise.)
Near to forest stream, Flowering at a height of 40-45 feet, Leaf type –Alternate, bilobed, upto 15cms approx. veins emerge from the leaf base.
Date/Time-08 Oct 2011 12:06 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Chimmony forest, Thrissur, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- near to forest stream
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb –Assumed to be a tree in the site. Not noticed.
Height/Length-approx – ~ 40 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Alternate, bilobed, upto 15cms approx. veins emerge from the leaf base.
Inflorescence Type/ Size-
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-5cms wide,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- No fruits
Yes Bauhinia phoenicea Wight & Arn. of Leguminosae family.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) week-Bouhinia with red flowers.: B.phoenicea–red flowers.
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
Beautiful pics..new for me..
Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 28 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Bauhinia phoenicea Wight & Arn. … (family: Fabaceae)
Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_03102015 PK1 : 4 posts by 4 authors
Pl see attached two pics. of Fabaceae family. which bauhinia is this for ID.
I support … ID. It is Bauhinia phoenicea.
It is my pleasure to share few images of Bauhinia phoenicea (Fabaceae)
Habit: Woody climber
Habitat: Evergreen forest.
Sighting: Shirady Ghat, Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 500 msl
Names of Plants in India :: Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
via Species > B > Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. … family: Fabaceae ~ Caesalpiniaceae
commonly known as: crimson mountain ebony, scarlet bauhinia • Kannada: ಬಳ್ಳಿ ಮಂದಾರ balli mandara, ಕೆಂಪು ಯಾತ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kempu yatha balli • Malayalam: തുക്കരകല്ലി thukarakalli, വള്ളിമന്ദാരം vallimandaram • Tamil: தூக்கரக்களி thukarakkali • Tulu: ಬಳ್ಳು ಮಂದಾರ ballu mandara
botanical names: Bauhinia phoenicea B.Heyne ex Wight & Arn. … synonyms: Bauhinia benthamii Bedd. • Bauhinia ruficarpa Desv. • Perlebia phoenicea (B.Heyne ex Wight & Arn.) A.Schmitz • Phanera phoenicea (B.Heyne ex Wight & Arn.) Benth. … POWO
Bibliography / etymology
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
crimson mountain ebony
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಬಳ್ಳಿ ಮಂದಾರ balli mandara
ಕೆಂಪು ಯಾತ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kempu yatha balli
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಬಳ್ಳು ಮಂದಾರ ballu mandara
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Names of Plants in India :: Tamil name for Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help with name for Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. in Tamil – thukarakkali in Tamil script.
Reference: Singh, R.K., P.G. Diwakar & J.V. Sudhakar (2015). Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn., the less known endemic and threatened liana of the southern Western Ghats, requires immediate conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(10): 7676–7682; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3825.7676-82
This name is unfamiliar to me. The possible script I can think of is either தூக்கரக்களி or தூக்கரக்காளி. I may be wrong.
Thanks very much, …
Hopefully we get to know the correct version; because it would be the only one on internet when it gets compiled ! 🙂
Many many thanks to … and … in giving the Tamil name … தூக்கரக்களி thukarakkali … received in personal mail.
Do we call as Phanera phoenicea ? :: Makutta Ghat :: 24 FEB 2017 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Makutta Ghat Karnataka
Date: 24 FEB 2017 … Elevation range: ~ 87 – 263 m (288 – 865 ft) asl
Bauhinia phoenicea B. Heyne ex Wight & Arn. … (family: Fabaceae)
This will remain under Bauhinia due to absence of tendrils. Apart from Phanera scandens, there is only one more species in Karnataka, viz. Bauhinia vahlii which is treated now under Phanera.