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Bauhinia purpurea

Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Bauhinia purpurea

 

baw-HIN-ee-uh -- named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists

pur-PUR-ee-uh -- meaning, purple

 

commonly known as: butterfly tree, orchid tree, purple bauhinia • Assamese: kurial, kanchan, og-yok • Bengali: koiral, রক্তকাঞ্চন raktakanchana • Garo: megong • Hindi: कांचन kanchan, लाल कचनार lal kachnar, केवनार kevnar • Kannada: devakanchan, kanjivala, kempu mandaara • Khasi: dieng long • Malayalam: chovanna-mandaru, suvannamandaram • Manipuri: chingthao angangba • Marathi: देवकांचन devakanchan, रक्तकांचन raktakanchan • Mizoram: vaube, vaufavang • Oriya: vaube, borodo • Sanskrit: देवकांचन devakanchan, रक्तकांचन raktakanchan, रक्तकोविदार raktakovidara • Tamil: மந்தாரை mandarai, நீலத்திருவத்தி nilattiruvatti • Telugu: bodanta, దేవకాంచనము devakanjanamu, kanchanam

 

Origin: India, south-east Asia and Australia

  

References: Flowers of IndiaDave's GardenTop Tropicals

Blogged at: Slice of the Day by Vasant M. Salian

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