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: 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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Images last updated: Sunday 11 October 2015
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.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Bauhinia variegata
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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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126820, retrieved 26 May 2016

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