variegata var. chinensis DC., Bauhinia decora Uribe, Bauhinia chinensis (DC.) Vogel, Phanera variegata (L.) Benth
||Red - Pink
||Pot Cassia, Stinking Cassia, Chinese senna
|English / Trade Name
||Napoleon's Hat, paper Mulberry, poor Man's Orchid, bauhinia
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up To 1800 m
||Pods dehiscent, strap-shaped, obliquely striate, 20-30 by 2-25 cm; long, hard, flat with 10-15 seeds in each; seeds brown, flat.
||This species is found in deciduous forests.
||Tropical region of the world.
||The bark is light brownish grey, smooth to slightly fissured and scaly
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 1, Sector 26, Sector 27, Sector 32
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Subcoriaceous, cordate at base with 11 – 15 nerves, petioles 2 – 3.5 cm long. flowers white or purplish, variegated, appearing on leafless branches, in few flowered racemes. Calyx cylindrical or turbinate, 2.5 – 3 cm long, with 5 teeth. petals 4 – 5 cm long, obovate, usually 4 – white and 1 – red, with red purple veins. Fertile stamens 3 – 5. Fruit pods dehiscent, Strap-shaped, Obliquely striate, 20-30 by 2-25 cm; Long, hard, flat with 10-15 seeds in each; seeds brown, flat.
||Leaves have minute stipules 1-2 mm, early caducous; petiole puberulous to glabrous, 3-4 cm; lamina broadly ovate to circular, often broader than long, 6-16 cm diameter; 11-13 nerved