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Bauhinia purpurea (Wikipedia)

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. Common names include orchid tree, purple bauhinia, camel's foot, butterfly tree, and Hawaiian orchid tree.[citation needed]

Bauhinia purpurea
Phanera purpurea tree with fruits (Philippines).jpg
Tree with fruits from Mindanao, Philippines
(Phanera purpurea) Bauhinia Orchid flower in Andhra University.jpg
Flower at Andhra Pradesh, India
Scientific classification Edit this 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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