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Common names: bell bauhinia, St. Thomas-tree, yellow bauhinia
Sans: Phalgu, pita, kanchana
Hindi: Kachnar
Mal: ptu
Guj: Pilo asundro
Tel: Adavi mandarmu
Tam: Iruvaji
Mal: Kanjanam
Shrub or small tree up to 4 m tall with small 3-5 cm long leaves, 5-8 cm broad, glabrous above, tomentose beneath, petiole 2-3 cm long, 7-9 veined; flowers yellow, 6-8 cm across, 1-3 together in leaf axils, mostly in pairs, pedicel with 2 persistent subulate 3 mm long bracteoles; calyx 12-14 mm long, spliting down on one side; petals obovate 4-5 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, one petal with a dark blotch inside; stamens 10; pod up to 15 cm long, up to 15 mm broad, usually hairy.
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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.
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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’.


Thanks, … for the feedback. But the leaves & flowers look different from the previous posting of Bauhinia acuminata at efi thread
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.


Thanks, …, for the feedback. 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.


Thank you for having dug out old post in response to a plant that I had posted a few weeks back. It is certain that the plant posted by you is same as mine. It differs from B. tomentosa in
1. Leaves larger and not tomentose/coriaceous
2. Leaves with a odour of curry leaves
3. Flowers pale yellow
4. Purple blotch missing from the upper petal
This seems to be a horticultural variety of B. tomentosa or something else.


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Request for Species Id DKV 10062011-1Mhow, Dist Indore, Madhya Pradesh



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Pl. find the attached file conatin photos of Bauhinia tomentosa
Location: CODISIA Road, Near Coimbatore Air Port
Date: 06.11.2011
Habitat: urban
Habit: Shrub


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efloraindia: Fabaceae-C​aesalpinio​ideae:

Sharing the images of Bauhinia tomentosa from Coimbatore.
Location: Air Port Road, Coimbatore
Habitat: Urban, Road side
Habit: Shrub


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Fabaceae- Caesalpinioidea (Caesalpiniaceae) Week :Bauhinia tomentosa from Pune: This Yellow Orchid tree was a small tree or shrub, photographed in d wild at Pune. Dated- 20th June 2011.
Tree height- abt 3 mts
Leaves- Two-lobed .
The specie name “tomentosa” means hairy and it refers to the velvety / hairy pods.


 

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia tomentosa Chennai.:  Bauhinia tomentosa
With yellow flowers.


Another nice upload. Yellow flowers with dark spot is distinctive.



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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia tomentosa from Delhi:   Bauhinia tomentosa Linn., Sp. Pl. 375. 1753

Common names: bell bauhinia, St. Thomas-tree, yellow bauhinia
Sans: Phalgu, pita, kanchana
Hindi: Kachnar
Mal: ptu
Guj: Pilo asundro
Tel: Adavi mandarmu
Tam: Iruvaji
Mal: Kanjanam
Shrub or small tree up to 4 m tall with small 3-5 cm long leaves, 5-8 cm broad, glabrous above, tomentose beneath, petiole 2-3 cm long, 7-9 veined; flowers yellow, 6-8 cm across, 1-3 together in leaf axils, mostly in pairs, pedicel with 2 persistent subulate 3 mm long bracteoles; calyx 12-14 mm long, spliting down on one side; petals obovate 4-5 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, one petal with a dark blotch inside; stamens 10; pod up to 15 cm long, up to 15 mm broad, usually hairy.
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.



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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) – Bangalore – Bauhinia tomentosa – Yellow Orchid Tree:


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.



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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



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Bauhinia for confirmation of ID : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Posting a picture of flower of a small tree which resembles B. tomentosa in all respects except the following
1. Leaves larger, 8-10 cm wide
2. Leaves odorous with a smell similar to curry leaves
3. Upper petal lacks the purple blotch.
Hope these are to be taken as just variations.


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Bauhinia For ID : Mumbai : 20AUG15 : AK-37 : 37/37 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Cultivated Bauhinia tree seen in a garden in Mumbai.

Couldn’t get closer as it was on a slope, high up.
Bauhinia acuminata? It has pure white flowers.
In this, one petal had yellowish color.
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.


seems … may be on the right tract
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.


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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.


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TSPNOV2015-4: Images of Bauhinia tomentosa (Fabaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Bauhinia tomentosa (Fabaceae)
Habit:  Shrub-Small sized tree.
Habitat: Cultivated.
Sighting: Chikmagalur and Tumkur, Karnataka, about 900 msl
Date: 29-05-2014, 07-07-2014 and 20-07-2015

nice. i have this just outside of my garden boundary wall (used to be inside, but our municipality broke down that line)
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


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Bauhinia tomentosa L. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude: 4600 ft.

Date: 18 July 2017


Correct id.


These are of Bauhinia tomentosa L.
Just crush a few leaves and enjoy the smell of ‘Curry patta’

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
Bauhinia tomentosa L. from Kolkata (Belghoria) : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
This one looks like Bauhinia tomentosa L., as some similar species shared and identified in efI site https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a–-l/f/fabaceae/bauhinia/bauhinia-tomentosa

At Belghoria (KOLKATA) on 25-01-2020

Yes … sir.


Nice photographs. It is common in South India (Chennai). I have seen many in Mysore. The flowers are used for pooja.  ‘Kolakatte mandaram’ in Tamil.

Thank you … It was my first record of this plant.

usually recognised by light yellow color and a coffee colored patch on central petal, but can be without it ….


Yes Sir, I read about it in toptropicals. I think first picture (IMG_20200125_165335.jpg) shows hint of coloured patch, not clear though.

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Bauhinia tomentosa : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Attaching here some pictures of Bauhinia tomentosa, clicked in Aurangabad MH
It is cultivated here
Pl kindly publish them on eflora of India website




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Bangalore-Ooty November 2013 :: Requesting ID of this Bauhinia from Lalbagh, Bangalore :: 07012014 :: ARK-08 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this Bauhinia shrub captured in LalbaghBangalore in November 2013.
No flowers or fruits seen.


Most probably, Bauhinia tomentosa.


Thank you … for ID.



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