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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Bauhinia Species: Bauhinia racemosa Lam.( कचनार )






Synonym Piliostigma Racemosum (Lam- Arck) Benth., Piliostigma Parviflora (Lam.) Benth. Flower Color White
Common Name Kachnar Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Burmese Silk Orchid Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kachnar Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up To 1600 M Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Pod linear-cylindric, valves woody, glabrous; seeds 12–20, Dark Brownish, Ellipsoid
Habitat Common, Dry Exposed Miscellaneous Forests, Especially At The Banks Of Rivers Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Submontane Himalaya And Almost Throughout India, Often Cultivated; Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China And Indomalaysia Bark Details Bark blackish, rough; branches spreading or pendulous, zigzag, slender, glabrous.
Distribution in Haryana , Bhiwani, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Rewari, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Deciduous trees, up to 10 m high; Bark dark – brown. Leaves compound, cordate or truncate at base, ovate to orbicular, coriaceous, glabrous or grey pubescent beneath. Flowers white, on lax terminal, leaf opposed, raceme, calyx spathaceous; limb reflexed. petals as long as calyx, white or pale – yellow. Fruit a ods turgid, rigid, falcate, indhiscent; 10 – 20 seeded; seeds compressed, dark red – brown. Leaf Details Simple, divided into 2 rounded lobes broader than long, green and glabrous above, white and hairy below, base cordate

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