Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Bauhinia variegata L. var. variegata 
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: Asia (India, China to Malay peninsula)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Tree 6–10 m high; deciduous or semi-evergreen. Leaves: Thick, deeply divided into two lobes, to 100 mm long. Flowers: Pink blotched or striped with red, cream or purple (B. variegata var. variegata), or pure white (B. variegata var. candida), 80–100 mm wide; petals to 30 mm wide, overlapping, 5 fertile stamens, buds not ribbed; flowering with or after leaf fall, Aug–October. Fruit: Dark brown pods 100–300 mm long.
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