Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flowering Tree - Bauhinia Variegata

Bangalore (State: Karnataka) known as Garden City true to its name as lot of flowering trees on either side of most of the roads. They bloom with flowers of various colors. One such tree is Bauhinia Variegata popularly known as "Orchid Tree"

It is an ornamental tree grown in subtropical and tropical climates from southern China west to India. The flowers are conspicuous, bright pink or white, 8-12 cm diameter. These scented flowers have only five petals.

It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 10-12 m tall. The leaves of the tree are broad and split in the middle.

During the season the tree is full of flowers and with green leaves and pink flowers they look lovely.

53 comments:

Pietro said...

Very pleasant and joyful pink flowers!

indicaspecies said...

The trees do look lovely when in full bloom!

Marinela said...

Lovely pics!

kavita said...

I have never seen this beautiful tree before - this shade of pink is so beautiful !

V Rakesh said...

Ah! My mother is gonna love this so very much!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

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Randi said...

What a beautiful and exotic tree. The flowers are stunning!

Jeevan said...

pretty flowers! nice knowing them in details.

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, it is a beautiful tree. I Love the pretty blooms.

jabblog said...

Wow, that is so lovely :-) Are the flowers scented too?

BJ Roan said...

I enjoy flowering trees. This one is amazing. Great shots!

Luna Miranda said...

i've seen this flowering tree around here, but i don't know the local name.:p

lovely color.

Zuzana said...

What a beautiful flowering tree. It indeed has a feel of exotic plant over it.;))
xoxo

Sree said...

Beautiful flowers . I think i have seen those flowers here in Kerala , not as a tree but in bushes :)
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Denise said...

Such beautiful flowers and very enjoyable photographs. Thanks very much for sharing them.
An English Girl Rambles

George said...

These are beautiful blossoms. The streets of the city must be beautiful when all of these are in bloom.

shooting star said...

yupps, bangalore is full of vegetation and flowers!!!..i just love to visit the botanical gardens when im there

Carver said...

That's a gorgeous flowering tree. Great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

reminds me of our Magnolia. Lovely flowers. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Really beautiful!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Indeed,it is lovely I have p0sted this fl0wer in my blog m0nths ag0...i have seen 3 c0lors of this here in taiwan pink,purple and white...smell is g0od but my b0ss t0ld me its p0is0n0us(need to check if its true)

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Arija said...

I absolutely love the orchid trees, the flowers are so delicate and have a delightfully ephemeral scent.

Mª Zélia said...

Olá, amigo Rajesh!
Esta é uma árvore maravilhosa com flores magníficas!
Aqui no Brasil temos a Pata-de-vaca (Bauhinia forticata), é uma árvore brasileira nativa da Mata Atlântica e de outros biomas, bem parecida com esta. É usada tradicionalmente como medicamento, e tem sido objeto de estudos no controle da diabetes.
Adorei vê-la também em seu país!
Saudações cariocas.

YOSEE said...

These flowers always light up the day. so colourful and lovely.

LV said...

How wonderful it would be to live where you are surrounded by lovely orchid trees and blooms.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The Orchid Tree is beautiful Rajesh! They must line the road with pink petals.

joshi daniel said...

nice information about this flower!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, interesting information and gorgeous captures as always, Rajesh! Wonderful post for the day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful tree, with beautiful flowers! I've never seen flowers like those before. Thanks, Rajesh!
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Roger Owen Green said...

pretty plant!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gattina said...

Lovely flower !
Gattina from the ABC team

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

I somehow thought that lovely pink flower would be scented! It reminds me a little of honeysuckle. :)

Tumblewords: said...

They are spectacularly beautiful!

Rajesh said...

When in full bloom, these trees are treat to watch.

radha said...

I featured this tree too. Take a look.

Erika B said...

Such a beautiful tree! Great photos.


Erika B

Kim, USA said...

Wow an orchid tree now I want that! Hehehe! Happy Monday!
MYM-At the store
Macro-Lemon

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a beautiful flower. It makes a wonderful mosaic.

Mary said...

Oh how lovely! I can understand why Indian art is so bright and colorful, when you have such beautiful nature all around!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blooms you've got.

MYM @ Nostalgic Marveling

Liz said...

Gorgeous blooms! Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

Kebeni said...

beautiful flowers, so unusual

Leah said...

A beautiful orchid tree... Actually, I never seen this kind of tree.. but based on the pictures, its beautiful. I'm imagining it, from a distance, it must look amazing, with pink flowers in contrast to its green leaves.. =)

Here's mine.. hope you could visit.

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Nalini Hebbar said...

lovely...I have pictures of it too!

Thendral said...

These flowers are very beautiful! You have a wonderful blog.

Pratibha The Talent said...

looks like flowers are dancing .What a click!superb.

inday_adin said...

Orchid tree? I want one in our garden. Too bad we don't have them around here or maybe I can find one at some exotic store somewhere. LOL! Anyway, I like it and it sort of look like the dancing lady orchid as well. Beautiful!

Adin b

Rajesh said...

Thank you. When in full bloom, these trees are treat to watch.

Kim, USA said...

Orchid tree? I think I have seen that in the Philippines but not here in my part of the world. Great and lovely shot!
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imriz said...

i love orchids...it's such a pity i don't possess green thumbs:(((

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Pie said...

Gorgeous blooms.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Nice collgae and the flower looks rare

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RNSANE said...

Flowers that grow in tropical climes always seem so exotically beautiful. These are no exception!