Bauhinia species

Bauhinia species;
 
 
 
 
 
 
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id: identification needed,a plant from bhopal
- Bauhinia sp. Name of the  species can be identified when flower is seen This is the season for flowering of this tree. Maybe this is Bauhinia variegata as it is about to bloom in this part of the country. At least in Gwalior.
- bauhinia retusa i think
Attaching seedpod images of the same tree that i uploaded sometimes in January this year - https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/indiantreepix/bauhinia$20x$20blakeana/indiantreepix/2fer1UHmLTI/X2wqPw3W38kJ
Species : Bauhinia x blakeana
Habit & Habitat : garden tree
Date : 01-04-2012 & 12-04-2012
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly), WB
As far as I know Bauhinia x blakeana is a hybrid propagated vegetatively. It does not set seeds.
Your tree must be some thing different.
 
Sir,
Thank you for drawing my attention to the fact that B. blakeana is a sterile plant. I also read, in January, about the sterile flowers of B. blakeana in wikipedia and other websites.
But there is a discussion at - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53664/ where someone claims that it bears seedpod. Again there is an image claiming to be seedpod of the same plant - http://www.hear.org/starr/images/image/?q=030702-0067&o=plants
So, if it is not the B. x blakeana then my earlier post (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/indiantreepix/bauhinia$20x$20blakeana/indiantreepix/2fer1UHmLTI/X2wqPw3W38kJ) should also be some other species, might be B. variegata.
Such reports often appear but one is not sure whether the person is talking about the real B. x blakeana or some cultivar of B. variegata which also has larger flowers with five stamens and broader petals, and does show variation in colour.

Camel foot in trouble: My 15 year old Camel foot planted on the road, has an infestation of a white feathery sort of parasite. Please advise how I can help it? I thought the leaves would fall off and the new ones would grow minus the bug. No such luck:-(
An image would help. I think by parasite you mean a pest feeding on the plant. Feathery meand it could be mealy bugs, whitefly or psyllids. Some more information on it ?
Are you referring to Trialuerodes ricini or Aleurodicus dispersa both of which have bauhinia as a host
Yes ..., Exactly that. They are all over the leaves.
Apply general purpose pesticide Rogor (DIMETHOATE 30% EC). Dosage: 2ml per liter of water. How to apply: Spray it on the infected area as well as the healthy shoots to prevent further infection. Duration: twice a week during the evenings. Watch for two weeks for recovery.
If the infestation persists you may spray pesticide containing monocrotophos . Same dosage.
Alternatively, you may also try bio-pesticides (neem based) available in the market. But I donot know the brands and their effectiveness in controlling the severe infestation..

However I feel the specific pesticide can be suggested only after examining the infestation.
Warning: All the pesticides are very poisonous and one should keep the containers in a safe place ( away from the reach of children).
Thanks for this. I think the tree will be glad of your help.

 
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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Bauhina sps at kalina campus , mumbai univesrity
Bauhinia will come under Fabaceae-Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae.
Regarding the species name ...the images are too small to count the number of stamens. If they are 3 it is most likely Bauhinia purpurea. If 5 It would be B.blakeana


 
 
 
 
 
 
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