29 Jun 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Dwarf White Orchid Tree

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Mandarapoo mooli........ kaathil thaimaasam vannallo..
sindhoora poo paadi koode....nee swanthamaayallo...........

(beautiful song from the Malayalam movie Vinodayathra)

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Angiosperms - Flowering plants
Class: Dicots
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae → Caesalpiniaceae (The Gulmohar family)
Botanical name: Bauhinia acuminata
Common Name: Dwarf White Orchid Tree
Malayalam name: Mandaaram
Habit: Perennial Shrub

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The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix.
Location: Kottayam, Kerala (My house)

1 comment:

  1. this would not suffice-please do an entire article on Mandaram.Its medicicinal/otherwise values,mythology etc.You have not worked on it

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