mountain ebony
Bauhinia variegata L


EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Bauhinia
Subject: Bauhinia variegata L

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
butterfly tree, orchid tree, purple orchid tree


Plants - Shrub or Subshrub