Origin of bauhiniaafter J. Bauhin (1541-1613) and G. Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists
The flowering bauhinia.
The definition of bauhinia is a type of plant that grows in tropical climates with colorful flowers and large, flat, two-part leaves.
An example of a bauhinia is a tree species that grows in Florida and has large leaves.
any of a genus (Bauhinia) of small tropical trees of the caesalpinia family having two-lobed leaves and large, flat, white or lavender flowers
Any of various tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Bauhinia in the pea family, having two-part or deeply cleft leaves and showy, variously colored flowers.
Origin of bauhiniaNew Latin after Jean Bauhin (1541-1612) and Gaspard Bauhin (1560-1624), Swiss botanists
- Any of flowering plants of the Bauhinia genus, some of which are known as orchid trees.
Bauhin, surname of two French botanists who were brothers, + -ia
- The arboreous forms which least require the humid and equable heat of the more truly tropical and equatorial climates, and are best able to resist the high temperatures and excessive drought of the northern Indian hot months from April to June, are certain Leguminosae, Bauhinia, Acacia, Butea and Dalbergia, Bombax, Shorea, Nauclea, Lagerstroemia, and Bignonia, a few bamboos and palms, with others which extend far beyond the tropic, and give a tropical aspect to the forest to the extreme northern border of the Indian plain.
- The Funtumia latex can also be coagulated by the astringent infusion of Bauhinia leaves or by exposing it in shallow dishes, when the liquid " creams."
- - A Freycinetia, native of Java, and a species of Bauhinia in Trinidad are visited by bats which transfer the pollen.