Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tree: Bauhinia purpurea



Common names :
Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple camel's foot,  Hawaiian orchid tree.

Bauhinia purpurea a deciduous flowering plant native to  South China and southeastern Asia. It is introduced to many tropical countries around the world. The plant grows in Hawaii, coastal California, southern Texas, and southwest Florida.

Bauhinia purpurea is a small tree growing up to 17 m in height. The leaf are board, rounded, and bilobed at the base and apex. The flowers are pink and fragrant.