Thursday, July 7, 2011


Orchid Tree   (Bauhinia variegata) Mainly grown as an ornamental plants, along road side, gardens etc.,

Purple Orchid Tree (Bauhinia  purpurea)  Bauhinias were named in honor of the brothers Bauhin, Swiss botanists of the 16th-17th century. Their characteristic twin lobed leaves give them a definite tropical look.   

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