SA No. 208.2

Bauhinia galpinii

Vlam van die vlakte / Pride-of-de-Kaap

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Where can i find this tree.  Locations to follow soon – watch this space!

vlamvandievlakte66

The Afrikaans name of these stunning bushes or small trees says it all – they are on fire when in flower! In places where they grow in abundance the bunches of red flowers make it look like the field is on fire. Absolutely breath-taking and a sight to remember. The English name come from an area in Mpumalanga, South Africa called De Kaap – where these plants grows in abundance. They tend to grow into a bush, but can be pruned into a neat shaped tree or plant for garden purposes. Easy to grow and quick to flower.

kaapse kanfer36    vlamvandievlakte100

Birds:

Various birds visit during flowering time, not only for food but also for shelter and nesting in the dense leaves.

Animals:

Game browse the leaves.

vlamvandievlakte50 (2)   vlamvandievlakte103

vlamvandievlakte45

vlamvandievlakte57   GDIP3747

IMG_9042    JTWS0711

Share this: