Bauhinia tomentosa L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Bauhinia tomentosa L.
  • Common name : Burmese Silk Orchid Tree, Yellow Orchid Bauhinia, St. Thomas Tree, Yellow Bell Bauhinia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kanchnar (Hindi)
    • Mani mandara (Kannada)
    • Athi, Kanchini (Sanskrit)
    • Kaanchini, Kanchini (Tamil)
    • Mandaramu, Kanchini (Telugu)
    • Phalgu (Sanskrit)
    • Manjamanaram, Kanchanapoovu, Kanjenapoovu, Kanjanam, Kanchanamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Occasional along river banks
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its fragrant flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Africa, Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bauhinia tomentosa. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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