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Mantharai (Tamil: மந்தாரை)

Leguminosae or Fabaceae s. l. (legume, pea, or bean family) » Bauhinia variegata L.

 

baw-HIN-ee-uh -- named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists ... Dave's Botanary

var-ee-GAY-tuh -- variegated ... Dave's Botanary

 

commonly known as: camel's foot, mountain ebony, Napoleon's hat, orchid tree, paper mulberry, poor man's orchid, variegated bauhinia, variegated orchid tree • Assamese: কাঞ্চন kanchan • Bengali: রক্তকাঞ্চন raktakanchan • Gujarati: કાંચનાર kanchnar • Hindi: कचनाल kachnal, कचनार kachnar • Kannada: ಕಾಂಚನಾರ kanchanaara, ಕಂಚುವಾಳ kanchuvaala, ಕೆಮ್ಪು ಮಮ್ದಾರ kempu mandaara • Malayalam: കൊങ്ങു konnu, കോവിദാരം kovidaram, മന്ദാരം mandaram, ഉങ്ങു unnu • Manipuri: চিঙথ্ৰাও chingthrao • Marathi: कांचन kanchan, कांचनार kanchnar, कोविदार kovidar, रक्तकांचन raktakanchan • Mizo: vau-be • Nepali: कोइरालो koiralo • Oriya: ୟୁଗପତ୍ର jugapatra, କରକ karaka, କୋବିଦାର kobidara, ରକ୍ତକଞ୍ଚନ raktakanchana, ଶାତ କୁମ୍ଭ sata kumbha, ସ୍ବଳ୍ପ କେଶରୀ swalpa kesari, ତାମ୍ର ପୁଷ୍ପ tamra pushpa • Pali: कोविळार kovilara • Punjabi: ਕਚਨਾਲ kachnal, ਕਚਨਾਰ kachnar • Sanskrit: काञ्चनार kanchanara • Tamil: செம்மந்தாரை cem-mantarai, சிவப்புமந்தாரை civappu-mantarai, மலையாத்தி malai-y-atti, பெரியவாத்தி periya-v-atti, பெருமந்தாரை peru-mantarai, வரையாத்தி varai-y-atti, வடராசி vataraci • Telugu: కాంచనము kanchanamu • Urdu: کچنار kachnar

 

Distribution: s China, Bhutan, India, Indo-China; widely naturalized; also cultivated; exact native range obscure

  

References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediaPIER species infoNPGS / GRIN

 

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Taken on March 5, 2011