Lysiphyllum hookeri

Common Name : Hooker's Bauhinia, Pegunny, Mountain Ebony, Queensland Ebony, White Bauhinia Botanical Name : Lysiphyllum hookeri Family : Fabaceae

Lysiphyllum hookeri

Order - Fabales

Genus - Lysiphyllum

Species - hookeri

Origin / Native - Queensland, Australia

Synonym - Bauhinia hookeri

Category - Small tree, Tall rounded shrub

Uses - Ornamental plant

Found In - Open, beach, littoral forest, Thickets, Savannas, Woodlands, Monsoon Rainforest

Flowering Season - Spring, Early summer, March, April, May

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, Well drained Soil, Average or Low water required

Flowers - Large, showy, velvety white with red stamens, 5 petals, Single or clustered, Pods and seeds are flat

Leaves - Green, Light green, Red, Semi-deciduous, Two leaflets, compound, bi-lobed leaves, Resembles butterfly wings

Height - 20 feet tall

Spread - 25 feet wide

Special Feature - Drought tolerance

Good for - Public Garden, Road sides, Streets, Parks

Bauhinia hookeri flower with foliage
Bauhinia hookeri flower with foliage

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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