Bauhinia galpinii

COMMON NAME

Nasturtium Bauhinia, Red Bauhinia, Red-butterfly-tree, Pride of the Cape

TYPE

​Tree

FAMILY

Fabaceae

NOTES

A semi-deciduous, sprawling, wide-spreading shrub to 10 feet tall by 15 feet wide with deeply-lobed heart-shaped dark green leaves and bright brick-red or salmon-colored blooms appearing in the late summer through early winter. At maturity it can possibly spread up to 25 feet wide, easily kept smaller.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

NATIVE HABITAT

In woodland and forest margins, also on termite mounds

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg



Bauhinia galpinii