250709ROS - Bauhinia for ID

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RingsOfSilver

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Jul 24, 2009, 8:57:06 PM7/24/09
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all, here is a tree that i think is commonly called the white
bauhinia. does anyone know what the scientific name for this species
is?
If you can, please leave your answers as "comments" below the blog
post. thank you!

http://ringsofsilverpv.blogspot.com/2009/07/white-bauhinia.html

Tabish

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Jul 25, 2009, 12:21:01 AM7/25/09
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Looks like Bauhinia purpurea
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Purple%20Orchid%20Tree.html
It is probably the only tree Bauhinia with so narrow petals. Flower
color varies from dark purple to almost white.
A close-up of the flowers would have made things more certain. The
flowers should have exactly 3 curved stamens and a style.
Cheers!
- Tabish
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