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 vahlii  Wight & Arn.

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






Synonym Phanera Vahlii Flower Color White
Common Name Lamla Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Daisy, Maloo Creeper Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Lamla Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Climber Fruit Details Flat woody pod with fine rusty hairs 20-30 cm long
Habitat Occurs in dry deciduous forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Japn, Malysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, China And Thailnd Bark Details Dark gray or light gray, scaly or smooth
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Bi-lobed
Description of Species Largest creeper in India and can grow up to 10-30 m long. The woody stem can get as thick as 20 cm. The spreading stout branches are covered with rusty fine hair. The stout tendrils are coiling and occur in pairs Leaf Details Leaves are 10-45 cm, 2-lobed with a broad cut

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details