Phanera variegata | Pink orchid tree | Poor Man's orchid

Phanera variegata

Common Name : Poor Man's orchid, Camel's Foot Tree, Pink Butterfly tree, Pink orchid tree, Mountain-ebony, Orchid tree Botanical Name : Phanera variegata Family : Fabaceae

Phanera variegata

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Fabales

Genus - Phanera

Synonym - Bauhinia variegata

Origin / Native - China, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan

Category - Deciduous, ornamental tree

Height - 35 feet tall

Uses - Medicinal

Foliage - Green, toothed, bilobed, rounded, heart shaped at the bottom, 7 inches wide and long

Flowers - Large, showy, pink with purple veins, irregular, 6 petals, orchid like flowers, fragrant, 4.5 inches wide, 3 stamens, 1 stigma, single, clustered

Fruits - Green, Brown

Light Requirement & Care - Full sun, well drained soil, average maintenance

Good for - Parks, Road sides, specimen

Attracts - Bees, butterflies, birds

Flowering colors - Pink, purple, magenta, lavender, white

Flowering season - Summer, spring, Frost

Hindi - Kachnar

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Phanera variegata fruits

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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