Bauhinia variegata L.

Common name

English: Orchid tree

German: Orchideenbaum

Mandarin: 洋紫荆 (yang zi jing)

Portuguese: Pata de vaca

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2323)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2225)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1882)

      Order: Fabales (215)

        Family: Fabaceae (215) (family description)

          Genus: Bauhinia (7)

           Epithet: variegata L. (2)

Synonyms: Bauhinia chinensis (DC.)Vogel, Bauhinia decora Uribe, Bauhinia variegata var. chinensis DC., Phanera variegata (L.)Benth.

chinensis => of Chinese origin

decora => graceful

variegata => irregularly coloured, in stripes or patches

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: purple, violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Bauhinia variegata at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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