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Bauhinia forficata

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Bauhinia forficata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Bauhinia
B. forficata
Binomial name
Bauhinia forficata

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


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