Bauhinia galpinii N.E.Br., Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 9:728. 1891 Jun “galpini” (D. Oliver in Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1994. 1891 August) (Syn: Bauhinia punctata sensu Bolle; Perlebia galpinii (N.E.Br.) A.Schmitz;                 (=) Bauhinia punctata Bolle); 
Red Orchid Tree, Red Bauhinia, Pride of the Cape, African Plume, Nasturtium Bauhinia;  


Flora Picture of the Year 2012 – Aarti Khale: sharing my ‘Flora Picture of the Year 2012’. 
Bauhinia galpinii, commonly known as Red Orchid Tree, Red Bauhinia or African Plume originates from South Africa.

This Bauhinia has been identified by me from Flowersofindia site.
Seen in the beautiful Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore on 15/4/2012.
It is more like a shrub.
Lalbagh is full of surprises, you seem to find new flowers & trees during each visit.

Nice picture of an interesting Bauhinia!

Beauuutiful picture …, i love its color, i have seen it at Agumbe 🙂

Wonderful shot … I have added this to Flora picture 2012.




Bauhinia galpinii from Lal Bagh Bangalore-GSJAN2015-02 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Bauhinia galpinii 
Lal Bagh Bangalore
Sept 29 2015
ID by … on Facebook Indian Flora 

Please read 2015 as 2016

Yes the images are of Bauhinia galpinii N.E. Br.




Bauhinia galpinii :: Puducherry :: 13 OCT 19 : 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Puducherry  near sea coast

Date: October 13, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl

Bauhinia galpinii  N.E.Br.   

Other recipients:
their branching pattern seems unige thanks for the habit pic Regards Ushadi
their branching pattern seems unige
thanks for the habit pic

Next step is flower and fruiting image.

Thank you very much …
Sure. I will post flowers / fruits once I get to them. I think it is not a commonly planted ornamental.