Bauhinia monandra Kurz (Syn: Bauhinia kappleri Sagot; Bauhinia krugii Urb.; Bauhinia porosa Baill.; Bauhinia punctiflora Baker; Bauhinia richardiana Voight; Bauhinia subrotundifolia sensu auct. (misapplied); Caspareopsis monandra (Kurz) Britton & Rose; Caspariopsis monandra (Kurz) Britton & Rose [Spelling variant]);
Bauhinia monandra is a species of leguminous trees, of the Fabaceae family. Common names include pink bauhinia, orchid tree, and Napoleon’s plume.
Naturally they grow in Madagascar, but have naturalised in Burma, Australia, Christmas Island, the Caribbean, southern USA and the Pacific Islands.
(From Wikipedia on 2.1.14)
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae): Bauhinia monandra Kurz @ BPT Gardens, Mumbai: 6 images.
Bauhinia monandra Kurz from BPT Gardens, Mumbai.
Oh what a great close up of an unusual tree.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) week-Bouhinia monandra: as seen near Agumbe.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Bauhinia for ID March 2010 Pune: A large tree planted in Botanical garden Pune University.
I could observe only these few flowers on top. Shot with zoom full on.
Rest of the tree was leafless. Picture taken in end March 2010.
On close observation I think it has only one stamen per flower suggesting Bauhinia monandra.
Needs further investigation of this interesting tree.
March is approaching, worth visiting again and to locate some fallen flowers.
Yes Sir. After some learning, the cycle sets in the mind and we just wait to capture the plants in flowers which were skipped earlier.
Bauhinia monandra Kurz
Thanks. Indeed Bauhinia monandra