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Shrub: Pride of De Kaap (Bauhinia galpinii)

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Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:47 am Unread post
Here's my next batch of KNP blommies — all mysteries to me :wink:

1. I saw this lovely shrub on the Mahonie Loop



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Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:08 pm Unread post
1) Actually a very 'common' plant and lots of places used as a barrier on the median/island of highways. I know in the Berg-en-Dal area there are also quite a lot.
It is Bauhinia galpinii
Pride of De Kaap, Vlam-van-die-Vlakte (Afr)

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Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:54 am Unread post
I saw this plant in Kruger, can anyone ID it for me?
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Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:26 am Unread post

This is Bauhinia galpinii - "Pride-of-de kaap" Bauhinia (Eng.) - "Vlam-van-die-vlakte" (Afr.)

It is usually a multi stemmed climber, scrambling over other other trees and bushes, but can also be a multi stemed small tree. Flowers in summer (+/- November to February.

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