Bauhinia variegata L.
var. variegata

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Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Umwindsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

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Synonyms:
Common names: Pink bauhinia (English) Pink camel's-foot (English)
Frequency: Locally common in urban areas
Status: Introduced
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: It has been widely introduced as a street and garden tree for its spectacular, long lasting flowers.
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
Habitat: It readily suckers and may invade roadside ditches and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:(Mar-)May - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Asia
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 3 September 2006
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. and Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae FZ 3(2) Pages 17 - 18.


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African Plant Database: Bauhinia variegata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bauhinia variegata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bauhinia variegata
Ispot Southern Africa : Bauhinia variegata
JSTOR Plant Science: Bauhinia variegata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bauhinia variegata
Tropicos: Bauhinia variegata
West African Plants database: Bauhinia variegata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126820, retrieved 30 July 2014

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