||Alvesia bauhinioides Welw., Alvesia tomentosa (Linn.) Britton & Rose, Bauhinia pubescens DC., Bauhinia volkensii Taub., Bauhinia wituensis Harms
||Yellow - Orange
||Yellow Orchid Tree,St. Thomas Tree, Yellow Bell Orchid Tree, Yellow Bauhinia,
|English / Trade Name
||Variegated bauhinia,St. Thomas tree, Bell bauhinia, Orchid tree, Hairy Bauhinia, Mountain ebony, Yellow tree bauhinia
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Kural, Gurial, Padrian, Gwiar, Kachnar, Koliar
||Fruit a woody pod, slender, pale brown, velvety, pointed, dehiscent, splitting on the tree to release 6-12 seeds.
||Plains to Low Altitude, often Cultivated
||Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zimbabwe
||Bark grey and smooth or slightly hairy on young branches, becoming brown and smooth on the older stems.
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 46, Sector 47
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Small tree reaching up to 4 m in height, the branches often drooping. Bark grey and smooth becoming brown and smooth on the older stems. Leaves deeply divided for almost half their length, with a small apical appendage between the lobes; each lobe is oval to almost elliptic, most often small. Flowers bell-shaped, pendulous, solitary, with large, lemon-yellow petals, 1-3 of which have a dark maroon patch at the base. Fruit a woody pod, slender, pale brown, velvety, pointed, dehiscent, splitting on the tree to release 6-12 seeds.
||Leaves deeply divided for almost half their length, with a small apical appendage between the lobes; each lobe is oval to almost elliptic, most often small.