Bauhinia variegata L.
var. variegata

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Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms:
Common names: Orchid tree (English) Pink bauhinia (English) Pink camel's-foot (English)
Description: Shrub or small spreading tree. Leaves typically lobed at the apex. Flowers from pure white (var. candida Voigt), to deep pink, usually with a dark purple-red centre on the upper petal; the calyx is markedly one-sided. Fruit a flattened pod, green and translucent when young, drying to blackish-brown. Last years fruits are often seen, split while still on the tree, during the next flowering season.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
Flowering time:(Mar-)May - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Asia
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Friday 25 January 2008
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 27.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 17 - 18.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 43. as Bauhinia variegata

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Flora of Zambia: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Bauhinia variegata var. variegata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bauhinia variegata
African Plant Database: Bauhinia variegata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bauhinia variegata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bauhinia variegata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bauhinia variegata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bauhinia variegata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bauhinia variegata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bauhinia variegata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bauhinia variegata
JSTOR Plant Science: Bauhinia variegata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bauhinia variegata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bauhinia variegata
Plants of the World Online: Bauhinia variegata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bauhinia variegata
Tropicos: Bauhinia variegata
Wikipedia: Bauhinia variegata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=126820, retrieved 24 August 2019

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