Bauhinia corymbosa

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Bauhinia corymbosa Roxb. ex DC.

Fabaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: orbicular

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Bauhinia corymbosa is a climber.

Naming

Bauhinia corymbosa was described by William Roxburgh. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Bauhinia corymbosa is a species in the genus Bauhinia which contains approximately 416 to 481 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family). The type species of the genus is Bauhinia divaricata.

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 2 to 4 metres.

Leaves

Bauhinia corymbosa is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are orbicular, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Bauhinia corymbosa produces racemes of white five-stellate flowers from April to August.

The climbers produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Bauhinia corymbosa is native to China.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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