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 Post subject: Shrub: Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:45 am 
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Could somone please help me with the ID if this beautiful flower seen in Kruger last month.
Been through my books and can't seem to find it.
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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Off the top of my head, look at Bauhinia tomentosa. Maybe another Bauhinia species?

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks Senyetse,
and looking through my book I can see it could very well be that. :thumbs_up:

Desc: An attractive shrub with small light green two-lobed leaves.
It is free flowering and decorated for months with beautiful bell shaped flowers.
These flowers attract pollinating isects and in turn draw insectivorous birds such as the Bar-throated Apalis, Cape White-Eye, Crested and Black-collared Barbets and Natal and Cape Robins.
The Grey Go-away Bird eats the flowers.
Larvae of the Gold Bordered Prince Moth feed on it.

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