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Shrub: Pride of De Kaap (Bauhinia galpinii)

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Shrub: Pride of De Kaap (Bauhinia galpinii)

Unread post by arks » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:47 am

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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Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:08 pm

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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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by JustJuice » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:54 am

I saw this plant in Kruger, can anyone ID it for me?
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread post by brian schrenk » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:26 am


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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