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Common name

English: Brazilian Orchid-Tree

Portuguese: Mororó


Kingdom: Plantae (2674)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2588)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2181)

      Order: Fabales (242)

        Family: Fabaceae (242)(family description)

          Genus: Bauhinia (8)

            Epithet: forficata Link (1)

forficata => from lat. forfex, a pair of scissors; form and disposition of leaves


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Bauhinia forficata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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