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Plant: Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

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Shidzidzii
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Plant: Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

Unread post by Shidzidzii » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:15 pm

Any Angels (much beter than musketeers @ this) able to help ?

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flower is about 4 cm deep , 2 cm diameter , tulip shaped cup .

the leaves are butterfly shaped like a Mopani but much smaller @ about 1cm each.

The flower also had a small , delicate yellow spider inside , camoflaged to sieze visiting insects but he fled my intrusion with the close up lens .

riverine habitat

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Unread post by bucky » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:17 pm

Its called the Bauhinia tomentosa .

Common names are yellow honeybells bush and yellowbell bauhina .

You can buy them at some indigenous nurserys , and they grow very nicely in the garden , forming a nice rounded shrub about 2m high .
They can grow in jhb if planted in a protected spot , and self seed easily .

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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:20 pm

It would seem that the Angels were beaten by a mile... :lol:
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:45 pm

Confirmation from JB:
This look like Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa), Geelbeesklou (Afrikaans).
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

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Unread post by Shidzidzii » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:53 pm

Very logical . Bauhinia 's have the the twin lobed leaves (neats foot) and this is the yellow one.

Thanks all and one up for the musketeers - just challenge them.


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