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Bauhinia galpinii (punctata) - Red Orchid Bush/Tree


Bauhinia galpinii (punctata) - Red Orchid Bush/Tree (Bauhinia galpinii (punctata) - Red Orchid Bush/Tree)

All the Red Orchids shrubs/trees are in bloom. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Aug. 23, 2011.



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Wow....you're probably walking around looking at the plants and trees instead of the side walk. I know I would!

26 Aug, 2011

 

Well, many people most likely take this common shrub, tree for granted. However, many tourist seem to enjoy them...as many plant/shrubs/trees here don't grow in many areas of the U.S.

This shrub/tree is native to Transvaal, in northern South Africa. It's a pretty tropical shrub/tree, however, I think it would grow very well where you live.

If you're nice for Christmas, maybe Santa Claus may send some seeds to Greece. LOL! :>)

26 Aug, 2011

 

Ohhhh I'm always nice Santa. ;o)))

27 Aug, 2011

 

I'm on Skype with my friend who lives in New Jersey....she is getting everything ready. Hurricane Irene is due to hit where she lives this afternoon....Scary.

27 Aug, 2011

 

You never know...Santa may send someone some seeds. :>)

27 Aug, 2011

 

Yes, most of the east coast is getting hit by Hurricane Irene today.

27 Aug, 2011

 

A great looking plant,nice flowers and foliage.

28 Aug, 2011

 

Rbtkew:

It's one of the nicer smaller trees or shrub Bauhinia species.

28 Aug, 2011

 

Will Santa send be some seeds if I am nice Delonix ;) ?

28 Aug, 2011

 

Camillia:

You never know. :>)

28 Aug, 2011

 

We have it here!!!
Bauhinia variegata L.
the flowers are rose instead of red

24 Sep, 2011

 

Aleyna:

Bauhinia variegata, purpurea, forficata, variegata var 'Candida' and, x 'Blakeana' are very widely planted as street trees here.

24 Sep, 2011

 

They are very pretty trees, covered with those flowers :)

24 Sep, 2011

 

That's why they're such a popular street and landscape tree here in San Diego and many other cities in California.

25 Sep, 2011



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