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Useful Tropical Plants

Bauhinia picta

(Kunth) DC.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Bauhinia conceptionis Britton & Killip

Bauhinia kalbreyeri Harms

Bauhinia ligulata Pittier

Pauletia picta Kunth

Common Name:

Bauhinia picta
Large flowering tree
Photograph by: Alejandro Bayer Tamayo
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Bauhinia picta Bauhinia picta

General Information

Bauhinia picta is a tree with an elongated crown; it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The straight bole can be 80cm in diameter[
551
Title
A Century of Trees of Panama.
Publication
 
Author
Pittier H. Mell C.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A work that was very difficult to get published according to the correspondence contained at the start!. A treatment of 100 different species with descriptions and details of uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is little used locally, but the wood is of very good quality, and should attract the attention of the wood user[
551
Title
A Century of Trees of Panama.
Publication
 
Author
Pittier H. Mell C.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A work that was very difficult to get published according to the correspondence contained at the start!. A treatment of 100 different species with descriptions and details of uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

867
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 70
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal. This edition includes an article on the arborescent Bauhinias of tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

Dense forests and more open formations at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
867
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 70
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal. This edition includes an article on the arborescent Bauhinias of tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height30.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The heartwood is brown; the thin band of sapwood is light brown, slightly tinged with red. The wood is fine-grained with a beautiful figure; very hard and heavy; fairly strong. It splits and works easily, and takes a good polish.

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Bauhinia+picta>

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