Bauhinia galpinii is an evergreen shrub from South Africa. It belongs to Family Fabaceae (the pea, legume or bean family). It can be easily recognized by its bean-pod shaped fruit.
The average height is about 2 m. The leaves are bilobed, each having a symmetrical pair of rounded lobes joined symmetrically about a midrib.
Bauhinia galpinii flowers from summer to early autumn. The flower has a calyx made up of 5 fused sepals, 5 free reddish-orange petals, 3 stamens and a style.
After fertilization, the stamens and the petals withered. The ovary develops and enlarges into a fruit. The ovules develop into seeds.
The bark of the stem is greyish brown in colour and quite smooth in texture.
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