Bauhinia variegata ‘Candida’ (White Orchid Tree)

Bauhinia variegata ‘Candida’ (White Orchid Tree) Aka Pata de Vaca, Bauhinia, Orquidea de Pobre, Butterfly Ash, Butterfly Tree, Camel’s Foot, Camel’s Foot tree, Orchid Tree, Buddhist Bauhinia, Florida tree, Orchidtree, Poor Man’s Orchid, Variegated Orchid tree, Hong Kong Orchid Tree, White Bauhinia, White Camel’s Foot, Mountain Orchid Tree, and White Mountain Ebony, is native to India, but has…

Profile of the Pink Orchid Tree (Bauhinia monandra)

The Pink Orchid Tree (Bauhinia monandra) aka Butterfly Flower; Pink Bauhinia; and Napoleon’s plume. Native to Madagascar, but has been naturalised in Burma, Australia, Christmas Island, the Caribbean, southern USA and the Pacific Islands. Bauhinia was named for the Bauhin brothers, 16th century Swiss botanists; monandra is from the Greek word ‘monos’, alone, and ‘andros’, of only one man because it only has one anther. The large 5-petaled orchid-like…

The Purple Orchid-Tree Bloom

The Purple Orchid-Tree Bloom (Bauhinia purpurea L.) 1/1250, f/8, ISO 160, @400 Aka as Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple camel’s foot, and Hawaiian orchid tree. In the United States of America, the tree grows in Hawaii, coastal California, southern Texas, southwest Florida, and Puerto Rico. Bauhinia purpurea is a small to medium-size deciduous tree growing to 17 ft tall, and has been documented to have highly medicinal…