Bauhinia acuminata

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Bauhinia acuminata L.
  • The name Bauhinia refers to the two lobes of the leaf. The name is given by Linnaeus in honour of twin brothers - John Bauhin and Gaspard Bauhin, French botanists, who contributed a lot to the study of herbs.

  • Synonyms : Bauhinia linnaei Ali
  • Common Name : Dwarf White Orchid Tree, Dwarf White Bauhinia, Kanchan, Safed Kachnar
  • Plant Family : Caesalpiniaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Ayurvedic Udyan

About Bauhinia acuminata Plant :

  • Habit : A small erect, shrub.
  • Leaves : Divided less than half way down into usually two subacute lobes.
  • Flowers : Large, showy, pure white, fragrant.
  • Fruit : Pod 4 - 5 inches long with a rib at each side of the upper suture.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : June
  • Significance : Cultivated in the gardens.