3528.000 Bauhinia L.

Schmidt, E.J.D. (2012) A new species of Bauhinia from southern Mozambique and the reinstatement of Bauhinia macrantha Bothalia 42(1) 44-47

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Tendrils 0, but branches sometimes coiling in a tendril-like manner. Leaves alternate, simple, conspicuously 2-lobed. Flowers usually large and showy, bisexual, in short racemes or solitary. Calyx spathaceous. Petals 5, free. Fertile stamens 1-10, sometimes accompanied by staminodes. Stigma capitate or small. Pods oblong-linear, woody, dehiscent. Seeds flat.

Derivation of name: Named, because of the 2-lobed leaves, after 2 Swiss botanists, Jean and Caspar Bauhin.

Worldwide: 300 species, pantropical.

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Achaea catella (Banded achaea)
Micraphe lateritia (Rosy slug)
Rhodesia viridalbata (Frosted emerald)
Bauhinia galpinii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burrowsii E.J.D. Schmidt[End]GIImage
galpinii N.E.Br.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
petersiana BolleN,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
tomentosa L.N,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bauhinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Bauhinia
Flora of Caprivi: Bauhinia
Flora of Malawi: Bauhinia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Bauhinia
Flora of Zambia: Bauhinia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Bauhinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bauhinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bauhinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bauhinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bauhinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bauhinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bauhinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bauhinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Bauhinia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=689, retrieved 25 April 2018

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