Which Bauhinia species? : Attachments (3). 12 posts by 6 authors.
At Sanjeevaiah Park, Secunderabad on 25/5/08.
It is possibly Bauhinia acuminata an erect shrub sometimes called the ‘Orchid tree’.
I am attaching two of these pictures again.
It does look like B. acuminata. There are tell-tale leaves with two leaflets, and I could not find any other white bauhinia which is bushy. I am attaching a few photographs of the flower from my garden. It is blooming even now.
I find shape of petals a bit different. My posted flower also appear a bit yellowish.
Here’s one more: Bahunia acuminata in the garden in front of my office.
It is interesting to note that B.acuminata is flowering in different places at the same time.
Here is one Bauhinia acuminata shot by me in Pune 1st Jun 2008.
I am unable to see clearly the flowers in the shrub but the other two pictures are not of Bauhinia acuminata L. They are of Bauhina tomentosa L. The flower buds, trumpet-like pale yellow flowers helps to differentiate from B. acuminata in which flowers are always pure white. In Bauhinia tomentosa bright yellow flower with a maroon blotch at the base of the upper most petal is also seen.
This seems to be a horticultural variety of B. tomentosa or something else.
Request for Species Id DKV 10062011-1Mhow, Dist Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Tree height- abt 3 mts
Leaves- Two-lobed .
The specie name “tomentosa” means hairy and it refers to the velvety / hairy pods.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia tomentosa Chennai.: Bauhinia tomentosa
With yellow flowers.
Another nice upload. Yellow flowers with dark spot is distinctive.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia tomentosa from Delhi: Bauhinia tomentosa Linn., Sp. Pl. 375. 1753
Photographed from Vikas Puri New Delhi in March and May, the flowering continues from February to July.
Beautiful Sir Never seen here in our area. Is this a garden shrub??
we had photographed this from Morni Hills, Near SP residence on way to Tikkar taal (I don,t remember the name of hotel).
I am attaching here mine pics from the place
Very nice indeed. Apt name Bell Bauhinia.
Yes … You got it all
Leaves; pods; Flower clearly showing the red brown spot, ten stamens and the style and a insect sitting on one of the petals. Cute.
Shrub for ID: SPC-020 : 21-09-12 : Baroda: Please help to identify this shrub growing cultivated. Leaf size around 3.2 cms. Flower and pod photo also attached. Could it be some Bauhinia sp.?
Yes, Looks like Bauhinia tomentosa…
Bauhinia for confirmation of ID : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Hope these are to be taken as just variations.
Cultivated Bauhinia tree seen in a garden in Mumbai.
Picture taken on 26th July,15.
It’s flower formation also looks different than B. acuminata.
I think Bauhinia acuminata only
Thanks to you and … for follow up and id.
May be forma concolor of B tomentosa.
better // more pictures would have helped or a follow up visit when more flowers are open to get to the center of them
This is Bauhinia tomentosa L.
Fwd: Interesting information : 1 post by 1 author.
If you ever find difficulty in indentifying Bauhinia acuminata and Bauhinia tomentosa, just crush and smell the leaves. You will get curry-patta smell in B. tomentosa.
Date: 29-05-2014, 07-07-2014 and 20-07-2015
neighborhood women and maids do not leave a single bud to open and let the tree look beautiful
they steal them (even after repeated requests to let at least one survive)
how do Gods love stolen flowers is beyond my logical brain!
may be the process of offering flowers by stealing from someone’s garden is a mysterious process.
SO i have sometimes seen a flower open in my own house when i “steal” my own flower bud before it gets hijacked
but no pollinators have ever found my shrub. no seed pods
Bauhinia tomentosa L. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Date: 18 July 2017
|in March-22/3/08- Delhi; at delhi on 10.8.08; Bondanga, Bolepur- April’09?; Go Green Nursery, Karnala- 16/05/2009; at Sagar upvan (BPT Gardens), Mumbai on 30 August 09; Kolkata: 03/07/2010;
|Flowers from December to March- as per link.||i.d. requested – indiantreepix | Google Groups||Bauhinia Identification – indiantreepix | Google Groups|
|Someshwara, Mangalore- June2008||Flowering tree for identification – 25Jun2008Raghu1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups|
Yes … sir.
usually recognised by light yellow color and a coffee colored patch on central petal, but can be without it ….
Bauhinia tomentosa : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Pl kindly publish them on eflora of India website