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 (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, China. Cultivated as an ornamental tree. Introduced in Iraq, Sri Lanka, Malesia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zaïre to East Africa and Mozambique, South Africa, USA (southern), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (Colombia to Argentina), New Guinea, Australia (Queensland)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Phanera variegata (Linnaeus) Bentham

Common names
Name Language
Buddhist bauhinia English
mountain ebony English
orchid tree English
poor man's orchid English
sping orchid tree English
árbol de las orquídeas Spanish
árbol orquídea Spanish
pata de vaca Spanish
patevaco Spanish
uña de vaca Spanish
árvore-de-são-tomé Portuguese
bauínia Portuguese
patas-de-camelo Portuguese
unha-de-vaca Portuguese (BR)
kanchan Bengali
yáng zǐ jīng Chinese
洋紫荆 Chinese