Bauhinia x blakeana has three large stamens (with two smaller ones) unlike five long stamens of Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata). Leaves are also not over-lapping near cleft in Bauhinia x blakeana unlike in Kachnar.
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baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists … Dave’s Botanary
var-ee-GAY-tuh — variegated … Dave’s Botanary
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commonly known ascamel’s footmountain ebonyNapoleon’s hatorchid treepaper mulberrypoor man’s orchidvariegated bauhiniavariegated orchid tree • Assameseকাঞ্চন kanchan • Bengaliরক্তকাঞ্চন raktakanchan • Gujaratiકાંચનાર kanchnar • Hindiकचनाल kachnalकचनार kachnar • Kannadaಕಾಂಚನಾರ kanchanaaraಕಂಚುವಾಳ kanchuvaalaಕೆಮ್ಪು ಮಮ್ದಾರ kempu mandaara • Malayalam:കൊങ്ങു konnuകോവിദാരം kovidaramമന്ദാരം mandaramഉങ്ങു unnu • Manipuriচিঙথ্ৰাও chingthrao • Marathiकांचन kanchanकांचनार kanchnarकोविदार kovidarरक्तकांचन raktakanchan • Nepaliकोइरालो koiralo • Oriyaୟୁଗପତ୍ର jugapatraକରକ karakaକୋବିଦାର kobidaraରକ୍ତକଞ୍ଚନ raktakanchanaଶାତ କୁମ୍ଭ sata kumbhaସ୍ବଳ୍ପ କେଶରୀ swalpa kesariତାମ୍ର ପୁଷ୍ପ tamra pushpa • Paliकोविळार kovilara • Punjabi:ਕਚਨਾਲ kachnalਕਚਨਾਰ kachnar • Sanskritकाञ्चनार kanchanara • Tamilசெம்மந்தாரை cem-mantaraiசிவப்புமந்தாரை civappu-mantaraiமலையாத்தி malai-y-attiபெரியவாத்தி periya-v-attiபெருமந்தாரை peru-mantaraiவரையாத்தி varai-y-attiவடராசி vataraci •Teluguకాంచనము kanchanamu • Urduکچنار kachnar

and several more names in Sanskrit: आस्फोत asphota, अतिमुक्तक atimuktaka, चमरिक chamarik, चम्प champa, गण्डारि gandari, गिरिज girija, हयवाहनशङ्कर hayavahanashankara, कनकान्तक kanakantaka, कनकारक kanakaraka, काञ्चनक kanchanaka, कान्तपुष्प kantapuspa, कान्तार kantara, कर्बुदार karbudara, कोविदार kovidara, कुदार kudara, कूद्दाल kuddala, कुण्डल kundala, महापुष्प mahapuspa, मन्दारः mandarah, मूर्वा murva, रक्तपुष्प raktapuspa, सत्काञ्चनार satkanchanara, शोणपुष्पक shonapuspaka, सिंहास्य simhasya, सुवर्णार suvarnara, स्वल्पकेसरिन् svalpakesarin, ताम्रपुष्पक tamrapuspaka, वरलब्ध varalabdha, विदल vidala, विशालत्वच् vishalatvacha, यमलच्छद yamalacchada, युगपत्त्र yugapattra, युग्मपर्ण yugmaparna, युग्मपत्त्र yugmapattra
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Native to: India, China
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Tree up to 12 m tall; leaves 7-13 cm long, 10-15 cm broad, somewhat broader than long; cleft 1/3 with rounded lobes, base cordate, petiole 2-4 cm long; flowers 10-12 cm across, in short racemes, pedicel short or absent; calyx 2-2.5 cm long, 5-toothed at apex, tomentose; petals overlapping, 5-6 cm long, white to pink with purplish veins, fifth upper darker; stamens 5; pod 15-25 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick
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According to the “Flora of British India” this tree can have red and yellow or pure white flowers also.
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B. blakeana generally flowers in November December with leaves on. In variegata the flowers generally appear in January-March before leaves, B. purpurea in late summer along with leaves. That is the situation in Delhi.
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Bauhinia acuminata: The petals are fairly equal having a close to radial symmetry with 10 stamens. Also the leaflets are with acute tips.
In Delhi B. x blakeana flowers from middle of November to about middle of December, B. purpurea flowers in September-October and B. variegata in February-March.
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… tender leaves, flowers and fruits (as VEGETABLE) cooked / pickled … Plants For A Future
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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Bauhinia variegata – in Helwak- Koyna:  Seen this tree growing in Wild near “Helwak- Koyna nagar” on the way to Chiplun.
Bot. name: Bauhinia variegata
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Date/Time: May-2011/ 01:00PM


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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Bauhinia variegata at VJBU and Kumbharli Ghat: 6 images.

Bauhinia variegata L.
baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
var-ee-GAY-tuh — variegated

Mar 5, 2011 … at Kumbharli Ghat, Maharashtra
commonly known as: mountain ebony, orchid tree, variegated bauhinia • Bengali: কাঞ্চন kanchana, রক্ত কাঞ্চন raktakanchana • Hindi: कचनार kachnar, कंचन kanchan • Kannada: ಕಮ್ಚುವಾಳ kamchuvaala, ಕೆಮ್ಪು ಮಮ್ದಾರ kempu mandara • Malayalam: kovidaram • Manipuri: chingthrao • Marathi: कंचन or कांचन kanchana, कोविदार kovidara • Oriya: borodu • Sanskrit: कनक kanaka, कांचन kanchana, कंचनार kanchanara, कोविदार kovidarah • Tamil: மந்தாரை mantharai • Telugu: దేవకాంచనము daeva-kanchanamu, మందారీ mandari
Native to: India, China
more views: Mar 5, 2011 … at Kumbharli Ghat, Maharashtra
Jan 20, 2008 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai


Good catch indeed. Now it is easy to remember the broader petals of these flowers apart from other characters like stamens and variegated nature to compare with B.purpurea




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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Bauhinia variegata var. candida at Shirgaon:  Bauhinia variegata var.candida Voigt

baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
var-ee-GAY-tuh — variegated
KAN-did-uh or kan-DEE-duh — white, glittering

Dec 20, 2008 … at Shirgaon near Chiplun, Maharashtra
commonly known as: Buddhist bauhinia, white bauhinia, white butterfly tree, white mountain ebony, white orchid tree • Hindi: कर्बुदार karbudar, सफ़ेद कचनार safed kachnar • Manipuri: চিঙথ্ৰাও অঙৌবা chingthrao angauba • Sanskrit: कर्बुदार karbudar
Native to: most probably, tropical Asia
more views: Dec 20, 2008 … at Shirgaon near Chiplun, Maharashtra


One thing I noticed here is the number of stamens. I can clearly count 8 anthers so the stamens must be 10 or so may be. Will have to check the references……


Really interesting

7-8 stamens are seen in the first photograph, where incidently the associated leaves don’t appear to be Bauhinia
Second photograph with clear Bauhinia leaves has five stamens.

Perhaps … can explain better.


…, the associated leaves are in the background … they belong to different plant.
This is because the branch was stretched to a suitable position.
All these photos belong to the same plant.
The original photos are cropped and attached.
The count of stamens:
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3128069191_19626c0e3e_o_CROPPED_1.jpg … 7
3128069191_19626c0e3e_o_CROPPED_2.jpg … 6


Worth exploring further

Could not find any source where a species of Bauhinia has 6-8 fertile stamens


Bauhinia blakeana has 6-8 fertile (total stamens 9-10) stamens kindly see from the link below.

http://eol.org/pages/641500/overview


I had gone through this already. It is confusing as it write Fertile stamens 6-8, Fertile stamens 5 (I think it should be stamens 6-8, fertile stamens 5).

Bauhinia blakeana is a sterile hybrid, and known trees in the world are clones of a single hybrid tree developed in Honkong, so we can’t expect white variant in this species.


Was not able to find any description of Bauhinia variegata var. candida which mentions about its number of staminodes.
There are quite a few sites which show this flower ditto, though with varying number of staminodes (as less as 5 to as much as 8 found in my photo).
The white toned petals and the lemon green textured fill on the large petal convinces me it to be Bauhinia variegata var. candida.

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae)- Bauhinia variegata_color range: I may have posted these before, but here are a few shots showing some of the color range of B. variegata from trees in West Hollywood, California, USA.
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… would the red one be a cultivar ? … Never have seen this deep red.
The white, I believe is var. candida.


It’s been called var. rubra, but I don’t know if that name has scientific standing or not.



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121211 Bauhinia acuminata from Coimbatore:

Pl. validate the species photos attached herewith. Is it Bauhinia acuminata? or any other sp.
Location: Padmavathi Ammal School, Coimbatore
Date: 10.12.2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: tree.

Yes …


I don’t think this to be Bauhinia acuminata
Bauhinia acuminata: The petals are fairly equal having a close to radial symmetry with 10 stamens. Also the leaflets are with acute tips.
This may be B.variegata var. alba or some other species. as it has 5 stamens.


Yes, since it has white flowers and 5 stamens, I think it is Bauhinia variegata var. alba or var. candida



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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia variegata from Delhi:

Bauhinia variegata Linn., Sp. Pl. 375. 1753.
Common names: Mountain ebony, orchidtree
Hindi & Mar: Kachnar
Beng: Raktakanchan
Tam: Segapumanchori
Kan: Kanchavala
Mal: Chuvannamandarum
Tree up to 12 m tall; leaves 7-13 cm long, 10-15 cm broad, somewhat broader than long; cleft 1/3 with rounded lobes, base cordate, petiole 2-4 cm long; flowers 10-12 cm across, in short racemes, pedicel short or absent; calyx 2-2.5 cm long, 5-toothed at apex, tomentose; petals overlapping, 5-6 cm long, white to pink with purplish veins, fifth upper darker; stamens 5; pod 15-25 cm long, 1.5-2 cm thick

Photographed from Janak Puri, New Delhi in March, Flowers appearing generally before leaves.


Thanks for the information. I was not aware about the differences between this and B.purpurea.

Surprisingly BSI Mah flora doesn’t mention this species at all…….


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Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Bauhinia variegata L from Maihar MP:

Bauhinia variegata L from Maihar MP
pls validate


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Bauhinia for ID : Nasik,Maharashtra : 311212 : AK-1: A Bauhinia tree seen in Nasik on 26/2/2012.

A fairly large tree, with white flowers, having one petal purple in color.


I think it’s this one? FOI


Thanks for a possible id. I too think its the same.

Lets wait for expert comments.



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Hooghly Today : Bauhinia variegata L.: (4 images)

A medium sized deciduous tree.

ID Help : /species/a—l/f/fabaceae/bauhinia/bauhinia-variegata


Here in Uttarakhand B.variegata has almost white flowers with only one petal with purple streaks. Attaching close up of a flower!


I copy a part of the description of B. variegata from “Flora Indica” – “…… This tree can only be said to differ from B. candida in the colour of flowers; had I met with this first, I should certainly have considered the other as a variety only.”

Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers. According to the “Flora of British India” this tree can have red and yellow or pure white flowers also.


I thought your plant is B. blakeana

Look for any fruits to if present. B. blakeana does not produce fruits.


Supporting …


Yes I agree … To differentiate it from B.xblakeana (a sterile hybrid of B.variegata and B.purpurea) I am attaching a close up of the flower of B.xblakeana.


It is possible that this plant may well be B. blakeana.
I remember our discussion in my earlier upload of another Bauhinia tree –  which was related to yet another post at.
While i was taking pictures of this particular tree i checked for pods and there wasn’t any.
But, at the same time i recalled that last year i had a very similar experience, initially there was no pods and later the tree was full of pods.
I used the KEY (for B. variegata L), “flowers appearing generally before leaves” or “flowers 10-12 cm across, after leaves fall”, to identify this tree. The KEY was prepared by you in –

However, i shot this plant in Chandannagar and will check again when i go there in near future.


Checked the tree again, today, and found pods on it. Attaching the photographs.


Yes … That confirms B. variegata. Further B. blakeana generally flowers in November December with leaves on. In variegata the flowers generally appear in January-March before leaves, B. purpurea in late summer along with leaves. That is the situation in Delhi.


Thank you Sir for confirming one more time. I will be adding the key link in my list, shortly.

Looking forward to see a B. blakeana here, in our region.


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Bauhinia spp. id?: A Bauhinia shrub from Cubbon Park, Bangalore. The flower had a delightful, lovely fragrance. id please


This one seems to be of Bauhinia variegata L. Some consider it as a var. candida under B. variegata because of its pure white flowers.


B. variegata, can count stamens to be 5.



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Bauhinia variegata L. SN Mar 45 :  Attachments (2).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Bauhinia variegata L, Fam: Caesalpiniaceae, wild tree from Ahobilam (eastern Ghat) area of Andhrapradesh,


Beautiful display …



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Names of Plants in India :: Bauhinia variegata L. : 4 posts by 3 authors.

via Species‎ > ‎B‎ > Bauhinia variegata L. … family: Fabaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists … Dave’s Botanary
var-ee-GAY-tuh — variegated … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known ascamel’s footmountain ebonyNapoleon’s hatorchid treepaper mulberrypoor man’s orchidvariegated bauhiniavariegated orchid tree • Assameseকাঞ্চন kanchan • Bengaliরক্তকাঞ্চন raktakanchan • Gujaratiકાંચનાર kanchnar • Hindiकचनाल kachnalकचनार kachnar • Kannadaಕಾಂಚನಾರ kanchanaaraಕಂಚುವಾಳ kanchuvaalaಕೆಮ್ಪು ಮಮ್ದಾರ kempu mandaara • Malayalam:കൊങ്ങു konnuകോവിദാരം kovidaramമന്ദാരം mandaramഉങ്ങു unnu • Manipuriচিঙথ্ৰাও chingthrao • Marathiकांचन kanchanकांचनार kanchnarकोविदार kovidarरक्तकांचन raktakanchan • Nepaliकोइरालो koiralo • Oriyaୟୁଗପତ୍ର jugapatraକରକ karakaକୋବିଦାର kobidaraରକ୍ତକଞ୍ଚନ raktakanchanaଶାତ କୁମ୍ଭ sata kumbhaସ୍ବଳ୍ପ କେଶରୀ swalpa kesariତାମ୍ର ପୁଷ୍ପ tamra pushpa • Paliकोविळार kovilara • Punjabi:ਕਚਨਾਲ kachnalਕਚਨਾਰ kachnar • Sanskritकाञ्चनार kanchanara • Tamilசெம்மந்தாரை cem-mantaraiசிவப்புமந்தாரை civappu-mantaraiமலையாத்தி malai-y-attiபெரியவாத்தி periya-v-attiபெருமந்தாரை peru-mantaraiவரையாத்தி varai-y-attiவடராசி vataraci •Teluguకాంచనము kanchanamu • Urduکچنار kachnar
… and several more names in Sanskritआस्फोत asphotaअतिमुक्तक atimuktakaचमरिक chamarikचम्प champaगण्डारि gandariगिरिज girijaहयवाहनशङ्कर hayavahanashankaraकनकान्तक kanakantakaकनकारक kanakarakaकाञ्चनक kanchanakaकान्तपुष्प kantapuspaकान्तार kantaraकर्बुदार karbudaraकोविदार kovidaraकुदार kudaraकूद्दाल kuddalaकुण्डल kundalaमहापुष्प mahapuspaमन्दारः mandarahरक्तपुष्प raktapuspaसत्काञ्चनार satkanchanaraशोणपुष्पक shonapuspakaसिंहास्य simhasyaसुवर्णार suvarnaraस्वल्पकेसरिन् svalpakesarinताम्रपुष्पक tamrapuspakaवरलब्ध varalabdhaविदल vidalaविशालत्वच् vishalatvachaयमलच्छद yamalacchadaयुगपत्त्र yugapattraयुग्मपर्ण yugmaparnaयुग्मपत्त्र yugmapattra

The flower of Mountain Ebony is the State Flower of Bihar (kachnar, Hindi: कचनार).

botanical namesBauhinia variegata L. … synonymsBauhinia alba hort. • Bauhinia chinensis (DC.) Vogel • Bauhinia decora Uribe •Bauhinia variegata var. alboflava de Wit • Bauhinia variegata var. candida Voigt • Phanera variegata (L.) Benth. … NPGS / GRIN • The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.


Thanks … wonderful as usual


It is known as करयाल in Most parts of Himachal Pradesh.



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ANMAY36/44 Bauhinia sp. for identification : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (13)
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Date: 29th April 2015
Place: Tumkur District, Karnataka
Habit: Tree
Found the tree roadside, but didn’t seem to be planted.
No other tree of the same species could be found along the way.

Usually the flowers are lively reddish purple but white flowers are not uncommon.



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TSPNOV2015-6: Images of Bauhinia variegata var.candida : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Bauhinia variegata var.candida (Fabaceae)
Habit: Medium sized tree.
Habitat: Cultivated.
Sighting: Bidarammanagudi, Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl

Date: 11-01-2015 and 01-11-2015


all bauhnia cases very nice. very diligent work with follow up pictures too. I appreciate them

now we need them all in one page like … says

I would add that it would be nice to get The tree pic of each and trunk bark

that would complete the set and oh by the way in fruits ere available in all ..then them


The Flowers of India Site recognizes a separate variety “candida” in the species Bauhinia variegata. Kindly examine

FOI

Thanks, … There are varying opinions as per

May I request … to give his final word.


Thank you for your mail.
The colour of the flowers in Bauhinia variegata L. varies from pure milk white to reddish purple with many intermediate colours. That is why I do not prefer to give any separate taxonomic status
to the plants with white flowers. However, one can do so but I personally think that instead of ‘variety’ this trivial variation can be recognized as ‘forma’.

Similar variation in the colour of the flowers can also be seen in Bauhinia purpurea L.


Thanks … for your valuable opinion



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It is my pleasure to share few images of Bauhinia variegata (Fabaceae 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Wild, Moist deciduous forest fringe. 

Sighting: Belur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 900 msl. 

Date: 22-01-2016



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Bauhinia variegata L. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Today’s fresh pickle (Achaar अचार)

Kathmandu/March/4500 ft.
Nepali Name : कोइरालो Koiraalo



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Bauhinia variegata L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location:Bajrabarahi,Nepal 
Altitude: 4700 ft.
Date: 13 April 2013
Nepali Name : कोइरालो  Koiraalo




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Location:  Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 3 April 2018
Altitude: 6000 ft.
Habit: Cultivated



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in Feb.07 & around 10/3/08 in Kolkata; in Delhi- 14/3/08; Gwalior- Feb.’09; On 14/1/09 at Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad; at Pelling, Sikkim- Sep’09?; Mizoram (November-08); Gwalior- March ’10; In kangla fort, Imphal- Marc’10?; Saijosa in Arunachal Pradesh- March’10? Trees of Delhi- Flowering may begin as early as end Jan. but prime time is generally in the first half of March; flowering is over by mid April. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowering from late winter & continues throughout the spring (Feb.- April).

Bauhinia sps. – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Bauhinia variegata var. candida – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Bahunia with monstera – indiantreepix | Google Groups



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Fabaceae (legume, pea, or bean family) » Bauhinia variegata
Synonym: Phanera variegata
baw-HIN-ee-uh — named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
var-ee-GAY-tuh — variegated 
Native to: India, China
Edible use (WILD):
… tender leaves, flowers and fruits (as VEGETABLE) cooked / pickled … Plants For A Future
Symbolic status:

… State Flower of Bihar, India



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Flw of Bauhinia variegata from Neapl:  Please find the photo of Flower of Bauhinia variegata recoded from Karnali Valley, Nepal

Nepali Commnly Name: Koeralo

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Kalatope trees – id Al050412: Another tree for id from Kalatope,
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habitat Wild
Habit tree
Season April
Height 15 mts approx


Bauhinia variegata, I hope

Saw lot of them flowering on Nainital trip.


I am sure the mountain sides of Nainital would have been colored with these flowers as here…


Yes, Bauhinia variegata, I was also able to this a few days back , these are my shoots…from Panipat April 2012


So…. it is found even in Panipat… and I thought it was a mountain flower…



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Different Bauhinias for further id. pl
1&2 flower and  it`s tree
5&6 flower and it`s tree.


All look like B. variegata, except #0797, which is B. x blakeana. 


P2190782.JPG … Bauhinia variegata
P2200790.JPG … Bauhinia variegata
P2210797.JPG … Bauhinia x blakeana
P2280852.JPG … Bauhinia variegata
P2140693.JPG … Bauhinia variegata var. candida
P2140692.JPG … Bauhinia variegata var. candida
P3110910.JPG … Bauhinia variegata


P2140693 I thought is Bauhinia alba
P2210797, I thought is Bauhinia purpurea
I may be wrong…


P2140693 … Bauhinia alba as well as B. variegata var. candida are now synonyms of B. variegata …
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?6602
P2210797 … certainly not B. purpurea, whose petals are more slender, and has only 3 stamens.
Am justifying my thoughts, could be wrong.


… got them all right except that it is more appropriately cv. Candida or B. variegata ‘Candida’

I again have one VERY SIMPLE question as usual:
Which alba are you talking of:
Bauhinia alba Hort. (this is a cultivar not a species) OR Bauhinia alba Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
For your information, there is a species called Bauhinia alba and then there is a cultivated variety called Bauhinia variegata ‘Alba’. When following any plant name from GRIN full name is to be checked.
As far as I can make out GRIN is talking about the cultivated variety so please do not misinterpret the information.
I assume more than 80% of people here are not taxonomists so its not a big deal as they tend to miss the technical details of it.
Though I may be wrong!!

and yes, you were 100% correct about B. purpurea and my apologies for the wrong id. They can also be differentiated on the basis of the foliar structure.


… was not aware that there are two avatars of Bauhinia alba !!!
Referred to link of NPGS / GRIN … it states Bauhinia alba Hort. as synonym of B. variegata.
Many thanks for making me aware that the syntax is not necessarily followed.


Hort. is not author citation there, it is pointing towards may be horticultural variety, in other words, cultivars.


According to GRIN B. alba Hort is synonym of B. variegata (GRIN does not talk about cultivars)

According to Hortus Third B. alba Buch.-Ham. (as also B. candida Ait.) are synonyms of B. variegata cv. Candida.


On GRIN website, there is one option at the end of the webpage

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy In this GRIN writes, ‘hort.’ as “hortulanorum (Latin): of gardeners, signifying that the name was first used in gardens and was later
published without the name of its originator.”
Can you please tell me if it relates with cultivated varieties or not.
Because I still have doubts about the synonymy of this species.
Bauhinia alba Buch.-Ham. should be a distinct species. Why will GRIN not use a proper author citation and write B. alba as B. alba hort..
They cant make such silly mistakes.

One of them Bauhinia blakeana, 2 of them are B. alba and the remaining seems to be varigata.


Other sources which treat B. alba Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. (or simply B. alba) as synonym of B. variegata var. candida

The discussion is too technical for me to appreciate. However I DO appreciate the beauty of the flowers.
Where in India do they flower so very profusely?
I thought our B. blakeana had put on a good show but these have surpassed the poor Chennai specimen, being fully covered with only flowers.


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Bauhinia Species for ID : Lonavala : 11APR19 : AK-5 : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Bauhinia Species seen on a mountain slope in Karla, Lonavala.

It was in full bloom.
For Species id please.
Could be Bauhinia variegata?

Please check Trees of Delhi, wherein the key is provided to differentiate the different species !


Thanks … I don’t have the book with me right now.


To me also appears close to images at Bauhinia variegata


yes from me too


Yes, B.variegata ……. I too saw them at Karla and at Tungi near Lonavala, MH in last week of March this year.



Attaching seedpod images of the same tree that i uploaded sometimes in January this year – efi thread
Species : Bauhinia x blakeana
Habit & Habitat : garden tree
Date : 01-04-2012 & 12-04-2012

Place : Nalikul (Hooghly), WB


As far as I know Bauhinia x blakeana is a hybrid propagated vegetatively. It does not set seeds.

Your tree must be some thing different.

efi thread

Sir,
Thank you for drawing my attention to the fact that B. blakeana is a sterile plant. I also read, in January, about the sterile flowers of B. blakeana in wikipedia and other websites.
But there is a discussion at – http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53664/ where someone claims that it bears seedpod. Again there is an image claiming to be seedpod of the same plant – Hear

So, if it is not the B. x blakeana then my earlier post () should also be some other species, might be B. variegata.


Such reports often appear but one is not sure whether the person is talking about the real B. x blakeana or some cultivar of B. variegata which also has larger flowers with five stamens and broader petals, and does show variation in colour.


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Bauhinia variegata: 1 high res. image.
Location: Rajouri jandk

Habit: Tree
Date: 15-04-2021


Yes it is, nice click.



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