Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Bauhinia Species: Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.

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Synonym Phanera vahlii (Wight & Arn.) Benth. Flower Color White
Common Name Maljan,Malu Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Climbing Bauhinia Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Malghari Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up To 1300 M Fruit Type Pod
Habit Climber Fruit Details Pods flat, woody, rusty – velvety, seeds 8 – 12, flat, suborbicular, dark brown
Habitat Abundant Miscellaneous Forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Submontane Himalaya, Central And Western India, Nepal, Bhutan Bark Details Dark gray or light gray, scaly or smooth
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Choe Reserve Forest & Sukhna Lake Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Large woody climbers, to 80 m high, often climbing from one plant to other; branches densely pubescent, ending to into circinate, rusty – tomentose tendrils. Leaves broad as long, cleft deep, glabrous when mature, densely tomentose beneath, base 11 – 15 nerved. Flowers white, in terminal corumbose racemes. Calyx cylindrical,limb splitting into 2 – lobes, rusty – tomentose. Petals ovate. Stamens 3. Pods flat, woody, rusty – velvety, seeds 8 – 12, flat, suborbicular, dark brown Leaf Details Leaves broad as long, cleft deep, glabrous when mature, densely tomentose beneath, base 11 – 15 nerved
 

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