Images by Raman Arunachalam 

baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
ray-see-MO-suh — having flower cluster in raceme

commonly known as: sona-tree • Gujarati: આપ્ટો apto • Hindi: कठमूली katmauli • Kannada: ಅಪ್ತಾ aapta, ಅರಳುಕದುಮನ್ದರ aralukadumandara • Konkani: आप्टो apto • Malayalam: അരംപാലി arampaali, കുടബുളി kutabuli, മലയത്തി malayaththi • Marathi: अपटा apta, सोना sona • Nepalese: तरुल tarul • Sanskrit: यमलपत्रक yamalapatrakah, युग्मपत्र yugmapatra • Tamil: ஆத்தி atti, தாதகி tataki • Telugu: తెల్ల ఆరెచెట్టు tella arecettu

Native to: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Yunnan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

This is a deciduous, 3 to 5 meters tall tree. The bark is dark brown, rough and longitudinally fissured. The leaves are sub orbicular, cordate at the base, bilobed, glabrous above and pubescent beneath, also petiolate. The flowers are creamy yellow in 4 to 7 cms. long terminals and racemes. The pods are linear oblong, woody slightly curved, dark brown or brownish black, constriction between all or few seeds. The seeds are oblong compressed, smooth, glabrous and brown. The flowering season is January to June.
 
… tender shoots and flowers (as vegetable)
A good fodder for the black bucks/ deers.
The leaves of this plant are offered in place of gold as a symbol during Dasara festival. 
at Vanasthalipuram N.P. in Hyderabad, A.P. on 4/4/09; 5 Mar, 2010-  8.00 am- Kanakeshwar, Alibag MS; Banerghatta forests, Bangalore-25-03-2009;  A Chameleon on a flowering Apta tree – indiantreepix | Google Groups Jhinjheri (Bauhinia racemosa) – indiantreepix | Google Groups My Armed Apta Tree – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 
 

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The forests near Kajligarh fort Mhow Tehsil Indore district Madhya Pradesh; Species Id DKV 04102010- 2 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

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Fabaceae (legume, pea, or bean family) » Bauhinia racemosa
Synonyms: Piliostigma racemosa, Piliostigma racemosum
baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
ray-see-MO-suh — having flower cluster in raceme

Native to: s China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China
Edible use (WILD):
… tender shoots and flowers (as vegetable) … Ethnoleaflets


 

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Flora of Jamwa ramgarh Sanctury,Jaipur,Rajastan: Hindi name झींझा

Scientific Name Bauhinia racemosa
Family Fabaceae
Photo taken 25.4.2010
At- Jamwa ramgarh Sanctury, Jaipur, Rajastan, India
Description Very hardy


–  Seen in the scrub jungles of  Eastern coast of Tamilnadu.   Available in Guindy National Park, Chennai, IIT-Madras, CLRI, Chennai.    A good fodder for the black bucks/ deers.


 

 

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MS-012311 – 9 – Bauhinia racemosa: Bauhinia racemosa ? Photos taken during October 2008 in Curzon park Mysore. Small tree 


but from the jizz, the tree does look like Apta [Bauhinia racemosa].


Forgot to mention – a white flower is seen at the top of the third photograph and, if you use your imagination, also at a few places in the second photograph.


  

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Bauhinia racemosa flowering: Thought this might be interesting. Photographed at my farm last Sunday. Large-leaved Mistletoe [Dendropthoe falcata] and a Weaver ants [Oecophylla smaragdina] nest on one of my flowering Apta trees.
 Had written about this tree previously and it is available at this link:  
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/f5… 


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Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA – Bauhinia racemosa – Burmese Silk Orchid Tree:  This is a deciduous, 3 to 5 meters tall tree. The bark is dark brown, rough and longitudinally fissured. The leaves are sub orbicular, cordate at the base, bilobed, glabrous above and pubescent beneath, also petiolate. The flowers are creamy yellow in 4 to 7 cms. long terminals and racemes. The pods are linear oblong, woody slightly curved, dark brown or brownish black, constriction between all or few seeds. The seeds are oblong compressed, smooth, glabrous and brown. The flowering season is January to June.


efloraindia: Caesalpiniaceae week: Sharing the images of Bauhinia racemosa from Coimbatore.


The plant is a source of food for black bucks in Guindy National park, Chennai.


 

 

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efloraindia: Caesalpiniaceae week: Bauhinia racemosa from Coimbatore.: Sharing the images of Bauhinia racemosa from Coimbatore.


Sharing additional images of Bauhinia racemosa from Coimbatore.


 

 

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Bauhinia racemosa- in Mumbai:    Bot. name: Bauhinia racemosa
Local name: “Apta“.
Family: Caesalpiniaceae


 

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia racemosa Pune:  Bauhinia racemosa
Apta आपटा
Observed growing wild on Hills surrounding Pune.
The leaves of this plant are offered in place of gold as a symbol during Dasara festival.


Typical racemose inflorescence


yes, very good photo, i always observed flowers surrounded by honey bees..


Attaching the picture of pods to complete the picture info.


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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Bauhinia racemosa in northern Western Ghats:  Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
ray-see-MO-suh — having flower cluster in raceme
Feb 12, 2011 … at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra
commonly known as: sona-tree • Gujarati: આપ્ટો apto • Hindi: कठमूली katmauli • Kannada: ಅಪ್ತಾ aapta, ಅರಳುಕದುಮನ್ದರ aralukadumandara • Konkani: आप्टो apto • Malayalam: അരംപാലി arampaali, കുടബുളി kutabuli, മലയത്തി malayaththi • Marathi: अपटा apta, सोना sona • Nepalese: तरुल tarul • Sanskrit: यमलपत्रक yamalapatrakah, युग्मपत्र yugmapatra • Tamil: ஆத்தி atti, தாதகி tataki • Telugu: తెల్ల ఆరెచెట్టు tella arecettu
Native to: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Yunnan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
more views: Feb 12, 2011 … at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra 
Apr 30, 2009 … at Koraigad, near Amby Valley, Maharashtra 
Apr 20, 2008 … at Thane, Maharashtra 
Apr 1, 2007 … resort garden, Manor, Maharashtra


BSI Flora Mah also mentions two more Vernacular names apart from “Apta
These are “Sheethsona” and “Vanu-raja” to this tree Bauhinia racemosa Lam.


 

 

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KAS Week::(Bauhinia racemosa – 05/10/2012-NJ):  Bauhinia racemosa – (Apta – in Marathi). Tree found on the way to Kas. Photo taken in May


 

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Tree ID request – RK106 – 19-Feb-2013: Requesting identification of this Bauhinia tree seen in Chinchoti. Photos of the fruits are attached.


I think this is Bauhinia racemosa!


Thanks a lot … for the fast id.


 

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Bauhinia Pods For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 250713 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Bauhinia pods seen at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai on 15/11/2011.

A small tree, missed the flowering season.

Id please.


B racemosa.


Very common in Guindy National park, Chennai. Food for the deers.


 

 

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Seen at Lalbagh, Bangalore on 24/11/13.

Kindly validate.


Thanks for validation. You are the Lalbagh Trees Expert!


Tree For ID : Anjan : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 270414 : AK-22 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
This tree was seen by me in 2007 at the garden and again a couple of days ago.

Name was given as Anjan by the Horticulturist …
Leaves resembled that of Bauhinia, but were much smaller.
Is this Hardwickia binata, also known as Anjan?


Negative. This is Apta [Bauhinia racemosa]. Please check these links : Google Groups 


Thanks … The name suggests Bauhinia racemosa only, but leaves were smaller in size.

I am familiar with B. racemosa.
Will take it as Bauhinia racemosa since you know better.


 

 

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Confirm if Bauhinia racemosa? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Bangalore 2nd May


Yes I think so. Flowers white and in racemes


Yes the photographs are of Bauhinia racemosa Lam.


 

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ANMAY16/17 Bauhinia racemosa Lam. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (12)
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Date: 30th April 2015
Place: Hassan District, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Scrub forest


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ANMAY16/17 Bauhinia racemosa Lam. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (12)
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Date: 30th April 2015
Place: Hassan District, Karnataka

Habit: Tree
Habitat: Scrub forest


The images are of Bauhinia racemosa Lam.


 

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Bauhinia for ID :: Devgad, Konkan, May 2017 :: ARKMAY23 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Requested to please validate this tree seen near Devgad, MH 2017.
Is this Bauhinia racemosa?

It seems to be Bauhinia racemosa.


 

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Bauhinia Species For ID : Bangalore : 10OCT17 : AK-06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Bauhinia Species seen in Bangalore on the 1st of Sept,17.

For Species id please.

It seems Bauhinia racemosa.


Thanks, …  I also agree.   


 

 

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Bauhinia Species for ID : Bangalore : 270618 : AK-13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Bauhinia Species seen growing wild in April this year.

For Species id please.

Bauhinia racemosa

Thanks for the prompt id of this Bauhinia.
I seem to get confused between this and another similar looking Species.

 

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Tree for ID : 26 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 Mb each. 
Would like the ID of this tree. Found near Hosur, Thally area.

Bauhinia racemosa i think. did you take pictiures of the whole tree, trunk, bark. any flowers or lingering fruits?

Thank you … There were no flowers or fruits. Attaching two more pictures of the whole tree. Not very clear though. Have to improve my photography skills!

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Yes it is Bauhinia racemosa 


A picture of a similar sapling in the same area.
Attachments (1) – 4 MB.

No doubt, it is Bauhinia racemosa only.


The picture now sent is of B.racemosa. But not the photographs sent earlier.

I will go for Bauhinia racemosa Lam. only as per comparative images at Bauhinia

Yes it might be Bauhinia racemosa Lam. but cannot be confirmed in the absence of flowers and fruits. 

 

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Bauhinia racemosa :: Jodhpur :: 24 OCT 18 : 4 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
Jodhpur  Guda Bishnoiyan

Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 230 m (750 feet) asl

Bauhinia racemosa  Lam.

Thanks …! Very nice picture of this small tree. Many times saw this tree in very dried. This is fresh and beautiful.

No flowers yet …?

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