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Orchid Tree
BAUHINIA forficata

Brazilian Butterfly tree, (fabaceae)
Hong Kong Orchid Tree, (B. blakeana). Southern China.
Red Bauhinia (B. galpinii)(B. punctata) (south Africa).
Purple Orchid Tree (B. variegata) (india, China.)

These Flamboyant flowering plants have a special place in Hawaii and mild-winter areas of California and Arizona.




Common to all garden bauhinias are twin leaves, actually twin lobes.
Note the 2 white & 3 black arrows pointing this out.



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