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Judas tree;
 

 

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Hazuribagh Garden, June 16, 2010- Kashmir; Cercis siliquastrum from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Cercis siliquastrum from Kashmir:

Cercis siliquastrum Linn., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753.
Common names: Judas tree, lovetree

Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 10 m tall with simple reniform up to 12 cm long leaves, often broader than long, 7-nerved at the base; flowers in clusters from old branches, rose-purple; pod up 10 cm long, flat.

Very ornamental tree often trained to retain old branches on which flowers often appear like a garland or flowering twiner. Commonly grown in gardens in Kashmir, photographed from Cheshmashahi.


Leaves like Kachnar and Fruits like Shisham??? Intersting Plant Sir.


I would like to mention that the genus Cercis is under Subfamily Caesalpinioideae rather than Faboideae. Rather it is the only genus from Caesalpinioideae with zygomorphic flowers.
At the same time all genera from Subfamily Faboideae have zygomorphic flowers except Genus Cadia which have radially symmetric flowers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabaceae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadia_%28plant%29


Thanks for pointing out …, it is Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae).


 

Cercis siliquastrum L., Judas tree in flowering in Kashmir:

This time I was lucky to click this beautiful tree in flowering. In previous years I could click only fruiting specimens. When I left Kashmir for Delhi in 1975, there was a single tree, proud possession of Grindlays bank (now taken over by J & K bank) in heart of the city. Now I find in planted in all most all major public gardens. Tree shows cauliflory with flowers emerging from old shoots. For best results all smaller branches are cut off in autumn, and when flowers appear on trunk and old branches in April-May, they appear like garlands or a leafless flowering twiner.
Cercis siliquastrum Linn., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753.
Common names: Judas tree, lovetree

Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 10 m tall with simple reniform up to 12 cm long leaves, nearly orbicular but often broader than long, up to 12 cm across, deeply cordate, obtuse or emarginate apex, 7-nerved at the base; flowers purple-rose, in clusters from old branches, rose-purple; pod up 10 cm long, flat, narrowly winged along lower edge.

Commonly grown in gardens in Kashmir, photographed from Cheshmashahi and Hazuri Bagh. A photograph in fruit from previous year is also included.


I loved this… flowers for sure but the fruits from previous years esp
The flowers and the cauliflory reminded me of texas redbud, and googling tells me the redbud in texas is Cercis canadensis, ie a relative…
by inference i wonder if this tree in Kashmir would also survive in the lower hotter states… like bengal…

 

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Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Cercis siliquastrum from Kashmir:

Cercis siliquastrum Linn., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753.
Common names: Judas tree, lovetree

Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 10 m tall with simple reniform up to 12 cm long leaves, often broader than long, 7-nerved at the base; flowers in clusters from old branches, rose-purple; pod up 10 cm long, flat.

Very ornamental tree often trained to retain old branches on which flowers often appear like a garland or flowering twiner. Leaves nearly orbicular, up to 12 cm across, deeply cordate, obtuse or emarginate at apex; flowers purplish-rose, in clusters from old branches; pod flat, narrowly winged along lower edge, up to 10 cm long
Commonly grown in gardens in Kashmir, photographed from Cheshmashahi.


Had not heard of this genus.
Many thanks … for showing this plant.
The leaves look quite similar to that of Bauhinia.


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Tree for ID :: Florence :: EU-ARKNOV03 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

This was an avenue tree in Florence, Italy. Pics were clicked in May 2016. Is this some Millettia species?


could be Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree or Judas-tree,?


Cercis (c.f. siliquastrum)


  

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