Taxon: Bauhinia variegata L.

 
Genus: Bauhinia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Cercideae
        Subtribe: Bauhiniinae
Nomen number: 6602
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:375. 1753
Name Verified on: 24-Nov-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Sikkim, - Andhra Pradesh, - Assam, - Bihar, - Gujarat, - Haryana, - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir, - Kerala, - Madhya Pradesh, - Maharashtra, - Manipur, - Meghalaya, - Nagaland, - Orissa, - Punjab, - Rajasthan, - Tamil Nadu, - Tripura, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal, - Karnataka, - Delhi, - Goa, - Mizoram, - Pondicherry, - Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. Flora of southern Africa. 1963- (F SAfr)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
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  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):30.
  • Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
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  • Zhu, X. Y. et al. Legumes of China: a checklist. 2007 (Leg China)

Check other web resources for Bauhinia variegata L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.