Woody Liana is a term for large creepers and the one I am sharing today is found mostly at the foothills of the Himalayas. As far as I know, there are two of them growing in Pune and they seem quite happy in our warmer climate.
In Marathi, Woody Liana is called Maha Vel which literally translates as Massive Creeper. This gives a hint to the size this plant can achieve.
Here is an image of the base of the Bauhinia vahlii creeper of the Caesalpiniaceae family.. You can easily appreciate how big is the actual plant. In Marathi its name is Kanchan Vel.
|My image doesn't really do justice to the flowers.. but you can get an idea|
Have you noticed this lovely Liana? Or can it be a tree?
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove blog hop. Do head over to see fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in.