Bauhinia yunnanensis

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Bauhinia yunnanensis Franch.

Fabaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: legume

63D / e981ab 

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 yunnanensis is a climber.

Naming

Bauhinia yunnanensis was described by Adrien René Franchet. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Bauhinia yunnanensis 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 3 to 3,5 metres.

Leaves

Bauhinia yunnanensis is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Bauhinia yunnanensis produces racemes of pink five-stellate flowers in August.

The climbers produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Bauhinia yunnanensis is native to Yunnan.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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