Bauhinia variegata L.
var. variegata

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Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Umwinsidale rd, nr Haslemere Lane turnoff

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Bauhinia variegata var. variegata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Status: Cultivated
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.
Type location:
South East Asia
Notes: A major invader especially in mining areas.
Derivation of specific name: variegata: irregularly coloured, blotched
Habitat: Waste land.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:(Mar-)May - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Asia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 June 2013
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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bauhinia variegata var. variegata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126820, retrieved 18 June 2018

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