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Common name

English: Pink Butterfly Tree

Portuguese: Mariposa


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Bauhinia (8)

            Epithet: monandra Kurz (1)

Synonyms: Bauhinia kappleri Sagot, Bauhinia krugii Urb., Bauhinia porosa Baill., Bauhinia punctiflora Baker, Bauhinia richardiana Voight, Caspareopsis monandra (Kurz) Britton & Rose

kappleri => in honor of August Kappler (1815–1887), German researcher, naturalist, explorer and soldier for the Dutch colonial service in Suriname

krugii => in honor of Karl Wilhelm Leopold Krug (1833-1898), German businessman, naturalist, ethnographer, diplomat and supporter of scientific collections

monandra => having only one stamen

punctiflora => spotted flowers

richardiana => in honor of Achille Richard (1794-1852), French botanist and physician


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white, pink

External links

Check for Bauhinia monandra at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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