Bauhinia monandra

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Bauhinia monandra
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Scientific classification
B. monandra
Binomial name
Bauhinia monandra
  • Bauhinia kappleri Sagot
  • Bauhinia krugii Urb.
  • Bauhinia porosa Baill.
  • Bauhinia punctiflora Baker
  • Bauhinia richardiana Voight
  • Caspareopsis monandra (Kurz) Britton & Rose

Bauhinia monandra is a species of leguminous trees, of the Fabaceae family.[2] Common names include pink bauhinia,[3] orchid tree,[3] and Napoleon’s plume.[3] Naturally they grow in Madagascar, but have naturalised in Burma, Australia, Christmas Island, the Caribbean, southern USA and the Pacific Islands.[2][4] The species is invasive in New Caledonia.[5]

Seed pod


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species".
  2. ^ a b Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Bauhinia monandra". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 16 Mar 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Forest Starr and Kim Starr (2011). "New Plant Records from Midway Atoll, Maui, and Kaho'olawe" (PDF). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 110: 23–35.
  4. ^ "Factsheet - Bauhinia monandra". Weeds of Australia. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 Mar 2013.
  5. ^ Hequet, Vanessa (2009). LES ESPÈCES EXOTIQUES ENVAHISSANTES DE NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE (PDF) (in French). p. 17.

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