Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

Frost-tender shrub or small tree with hanging branches, small, lobed leaves and loose racemes of yellow flowers.  [Hortus].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Messrs. Wight and Arnott have restored the name originally given by Lamarck to this plant, but which was afterwards applied by Vahl, De Candolle and others, to a very different species.’  [HIP t.CXLI/1837].

Introduced to Europe in 1790.  [JD].  Don.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.132/1850].


See also Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.  This plant, called Bauhinia racemosa by Macarthur, may also be Bauhinia racemosa Lam.  There are a number of examples of plants grown at Camden Park under more than one name.

Published Nov 22, 2009 - 03:35 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 04:49 PM

The line drawing shows heart-shaped leaves, flowers and pods.  Hooker's Icones Plantarum t.CXLI, 1837.

Bauhinia racemosa Lam. | Hooker’s Icones Plantarum t.CXLI/1837 | BHL

More details about Bauhinia racemosa Lam.
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin


  • Bauhinia parviflora Vahl. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Bauhinia parviflora 

Confidence level high