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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Bauhinia acuminata Linn.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Bauhinia Species: Bauhinia acuminata Linn.






Synonym Bauhinia parvula, Bauhinia hirsuta Flower Color White
Common Name Dwarf White Bauhinia, White Orchid-tree and Snowy Orchid-tree Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name White Orchid, Snowy Orchid-tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Chingthrao Angouba Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1600 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details 7.5 to 15 cm long and 1.5 to 1.8 cm broad
Habitat Widely cultivated throughout the tropics as an ornamental plant and may be found as an escape from cultivation in some areas Bark Type Rugged
Distribution The Monsoon area of India and South east Asia to China Bark Details Bark grayish-brown and lenticellate
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Bi-lobed
Description of Species 2-3 m tall. like the other Bauhinia species, the leaves are bilobed, shaped like an ox hoof; they are 6 to 15 cm long and broad, with the apical cleft up to 5 cm deep; the petiole is 1.5 to 4 cm long Leaf Details 6 to 15 cm long and broad with the apical cleft up to 5 cm deep

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details