Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Bauhinia kockiana Korth.

Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum/Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Eudicots
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Bauhinia
Species:B. kockiana
Status:Cultivated only

Description

This is a woody vine with simple alternate leaves. Flowers are in large clusters that open yellow but gradually turn to scarlet-orange. As the flowers develop in sequence, there is a mixture of different coloured flowers at any one time. Fruits are hard pods.

Read more about the Fabales order.
Read more about the Fabaceae family.

Localities

Found throughout Singapore.

Human Uses

A popular plant grown along the fence for the attractively coloured flowers. It can also be trained up trees.

References

Chong, K. Y., H. T. W. Tan & R. T. Corlett, 2009. A Checklist of the Total Vascular Plant Flora of Singapore: Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 273 pp.

Ng, F. S. P. 2006. Tropical horticulture and gardening. Kuala Lumpur: Clearwater Publication. 361 pp.

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