Bauhinia forficata

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Bauhinia forficata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Bauhinia
Species: B. forficata
Binomial name
Bauhinia forficata

Bauhinia forficata, commonly known as Brazilian orchid tree,[1]Pata de Vaca,[citation needed] is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to Argentina, Brazil and Peru.


  1. ^ Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. Watson (1993). "Bauhinia forficata: Brazilian Orchid-Tree". University of Florida. 

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