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Shrub: Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

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Shrub: Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:45 am

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.
Many thanks.

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Senyetse » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:51 am

Off the top of my head, look at Bauhinia tomentosa. Maybe another Bauhinia species?
Dec '11 - Storms River
June '12 - Berg-en-Dal

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:30 pm

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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