Crateva religiosa

Crateva religiosa G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr. 35 1786. ;

India: Infrequent in subtropical evergreen forests, up to 1000 m. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Indo-China and Thailand, extending to S.E. Asia, up to Philippines (as per BSI Flora of India)


 
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Caper flower for ID: This flower was photographed today in Bandhavgarh near Vishnu statue (if u r familier with the place)
May I request for help in ID.
This is a species of Crataeva.
Possiblly Crataeva tapia [Vavarun] - the Sacred Barna.
What a beauty, the picture is technically and atheistically superb....
Crateva religiosa G.Forst.
Leaves are membranous, flowers white, turning creamish, stamen filaments purple.
Thanks, ..., As per Flora of India at Crateva, Crateva religiosa Forster f. is infrequent in subtropical evergreen forests, up to 1000 m- in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Andaman & Nicobar Islands only.
As per Flora of Madhya Pradesh Volume 1, (1993), species is observed in Madhya Pradesh as Planted species, massive plantation had been undertaken by forest division in Damoh district along road sides.
Therefore same circumstances might be possible in Bandhavgarh.


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