Bauhinia variegata, Bauhinia alba, Bauhinia variegata var. alboflava,
Bauhinia variegata var. candida, Orchid Tree,
Hebrew: בוהיניה מגוונת, Arabic: بوهينيا ملونه

Scientific name:  Bauhinia variegata L.
Synonym name:  Bauhinia alba hort.,Bauhinia variegata var. alboflava de Wit, Bauhinia variegata var. candida Voigt
Common name:  Orchid Tree
Hebrew name:  בוהיניה מגוונת
Arabic name:  بوهينيا ملونه
Family:  Fabaceae, קטניות

Israel exotic flowers, send flowers

Life form:  Deciduous tree
Stems:  Bark gray
Leaves:  Alternate, simple, usually two lobes
Inflorescence:  In few-flowered, lateral corymbs
Flowers:  5 Pink, purple or white petals
Fruits / pods:  Pods,long, hard, flat, glabrous, dehiscent, 10-15 seeded
Flowering Period:  March-April
Distribution:  Mediterranean coast, Sharon
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  South-east Asia

Bauhinia variegata, Bauhinia chinensis, Orchid Tree,בוהיניה מגוונת, بوهينيا ملونه


Derivation of the botanical name:
Bauhinia, J.Bauhin (12 December 1541–26 October 1613) was a Swiss botanist, born in Basel.
variegata, variegated.
alba, white.
alboflava,Albus,white, dead white; pale; bright; flavus, golden yellow, reddish yellow, flaxen, blonde; whitish yellow.
candida, glistening, dazzling white, clear, bright; shining or pure white.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation hort. is used to indicate hortorum (of gardens), or hortulanorum (of gardeners) , referring to a name whose origin or authors are unknown.
  • The standard author abbreviation de Wit is used to indicate Hendrik de Wit (1909 – 1999),a Dutch systematic botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Voigt is used to indicate Johann Joachim Otto Voigt (1798 - 1843), a Danish-German botanist.

Bauhinia variegata, Bauhinia chinensis, Orchid Tree,בוהיניה מגוונת