Bauhinia purpurea

Bauhinia purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the Indian subcontinent and Myanmar, and widely introduced elsewhere in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.[1] Common names include orchid tree,[2] purple bauhinia,[2] camel's foot,[2] butterfly tree,[2] and Hawaiian orchid tree.[citation needed]

Bauhinia purpurea
Tree with fruits from Mindanao, Philippines
Flower at Andhra Pradesh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Bauhinia
B. purpurea
Binomial name
Bauhinia purpurea
  • Bauhinia castrata Blanco
  • Bauhinia coromandeliana DC.
  • Bauhinia kurzii Prain
  • Bauhinia rosea Kurz
  • Bauhinia triandra Roxb.
  • Caspareopsis purpurea (L.) Pittier
  • Casparia castrata (Blanco) Hassk.
  • Perlebia purpurea (L.) A.Schmitz
  • Phanera kurzii (Prain) Thoth.
  • Phanera purpurea (L.) Benth.
  • Phanera rosea Rich. ex Teijsm. & Binn.
  • Telestria purpurea (L.) Raf.

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