EPPO Global Database

Bauhinia variegata(BAUVA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BAUVA
  • Preferred name: Bauhinia variegata
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China. Cultivated as an ornamental tree. Introduced in Malesia, tropical Africa, USA (southern), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (Colombia to Argentina), New Guinea, Australia

Common names
Name Language
Buddhist bauhinia English
mountain ebony English
orchid tree English
poor man's orchid English
sping orchid tree English
árbol orquídea Spanish
árvore-de-São-Tomé Portuguese
bauínia Portuguese
patas-de-camelo Portuguese
unha-de-vaca Portuguese (BR)
yáng zǐ jīng Chinese
洋紫荆 Chinese