||Bauhinia retusa Roxb.,Phaneraretusa(Roxb.)Benth.
||Kandla, Semla, Chakera, Karial
|English / Trade Name
||White Orchid Tree
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1200 m
||Pods short stalked, oblong or oblanceolate, flat, firm, splitting open quite late. Seeds are 6-8, flat, circular, dark-brown, smooth.
||Common; dominant plant of miscellaneous forests, N.W. submontane Himalayas to Nepal.
||Native to northern India, northern Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh .
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Deciduous trees, upto 20 m high, bark dark – brown. Leaves compound, rigidly subcoriaceous, broader than long, entire to shallow cleft only at the tip, base cordatem. Flowers white (dotted pink), on corymbosely branched, terminal panicles, bracts small. Calyx nearly split to the base into 2 – 3 segments. Stamens 10,. Ovary stipitate, densely hairy. Pods 10, flat, deep red when immature, glabrous, hard. Seeds dark – brown, smooth.
||. Leaves compound, rigidly subcoriaceous, broader than long, entire to shallow cleft only at the tip, base cordatem.