1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Bauhinia Plum. ex L.
      1. Bauhinia acuminata L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan) to Tropical Asia.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub/Tree
    Vernacular
    Bell Bauhinia, Dwarf White Bauhinia, Fleur du Sacre-coeur, Flor De Azufre, Gorro De Napoleon, Guacamaya Americana, Kachnar, Kaha-petan, Kanchar, Kobo-leela, Mariposa, Petan, St. Thomas' Tree, Tiruvathi, Tiruvatti, White Bauhinia, Yellow Bauhinia, Yellow B
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    Use
    Chemical products, Environmental, Food and Drink, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, China Southeast, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Northern Territory, Philippines

    Introduced into:

    Cambodia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Queensland, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Bauhinia acuminata L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1952 Keith [9100], Malaysia K000623291
    Aug 1, 1951 Clemens, J. [21296], Malaysia K000623288
    Aug 1, 1951 Clemens, J. [21296], Malaysia K000623295
    Jan 1, 1917 Bourne [2782], India K000760692
    Jan 1, 1917 Bourne [2782], India K000760693
    Owens, S.J., USA 52818.000
    Loher, A. [2209], Philippines K000623302
    Vidal [1268], Philippines K000623303
    Vidal [2680], Philippines K000623304
    Vidal [274], Philippines K000623305
    Tandom [2657], Malaysia K000623293
    Tandom [2657], Malaysia K000623297
    Balajadia [3292], Malaysia K000623294
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5794], Myanmar K001122161
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5794], Myanmar K001122162
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5794], Myanmar K001122163
    Mendoza, D.R. [97994], Philippines K000623298
    Elmer, A.D.E. [17440], Philippines K000623299
    Merrill, E.D. [4103], Philippines K000623300
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122160
    Bruce, H. [Cat. no. 5794], Bangladesh K001122158
    Maskuri [178], Indonesia K000623290
    s.coll. [9164], Indonesia K000623287
    Mendoza, N. [1593], Malaysia K000623289
    Lumao [2631], Malaysia K000623292
    Lumao [2631], Malaysia K000623296
    Whitford, H. [855], Philippines K000623301
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122150
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122151
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122152
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794], India K001122154
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122155
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122156
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122157
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122159
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794], Bangladesh K001122164
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 5794] K001122165
    Telfair, C. [Cat. no. 5794], Mauritius K001122153

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 375 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
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    • Senaratna, L. K. (2001). A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
    • Ding Hou, Larsen, S & Larsen, K (1996). Flora Malesiana I, 12, 2:409-784. Caesalpiniaceae.
    • Saxena, H. O. & Brahman, M. (1994). The Flora of Orissa (Ranunculaceae to Fabaceae)
    • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
    • Rudd, V. E. (1991). Flora of Ceylon 7: 34-107. Caesalpinioideae
    • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
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    • Verdcourt, B. (1979). A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
    • Ali, S. I. (1973). Flora of Pakistan, No. 54 Caesalpiniaceae. Karachi:Univ Karac
    • Parham, J. W. (1972). Plants of the Fiji Islands
    • Brenan, J. P. M. (1967). Caesalp. In: Flora Trop. East Africa. Milne-Redhead & Polhill
    • Leon, H. & Alain, H. (1951). Flora de Cuba 2:224-367 Leguminosas
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