Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Bauhinia acuminata L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Tropical Asia and N. Australia.

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General 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

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Environmental, Food and Drink, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

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

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

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. 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.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • 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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. 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.
  • 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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

International Legume Database and Information Service

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