A gorgeous tree! Bauhinia x blakeana/ Hong Kong Orchid Tree. Flowers are twice as big as on the variegata and stronger in color. It can only survive in tropics. NOT a hummingbird tree. (If somebody in Florida or Southern California notices hummingbirds feeding from it, please, let me know).

bauhinia variegata /Purple Orchid Tree Hong Kong's national flower now in bloom Spring 2013

Bauhinia purpurea

Australian Flowers, Fruit Flowers, Photography Flowers, Pretty Flowers, Hong Kong, Summer Time, Fragrance, Paint, Macros

Bauhinia Purpurea by hoeadrian, via Flickr

Bauhinia Purpurea, common name butterfly tree or Hong Kong orchid tree,

Hong Kong orchid tree, Purple bauhinia,Camel's foot, Butterfly tree, Hawaiian orchid tree (Bauhinia purpurea). Photo Bernard Delefosse

Hong Kong orchid tree, Purple bauhinia,Camel's foot, Butterfly tree, Hawaiian orchid tree (Bauhinia purpurea). Photo Bernard Delefosse


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