SA No. 208.1

Bauhinia tomentosa

Bosbeesklou / Yellow bauhinia

Family: Fabaceae

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

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With their butterfly-like leaves, thin pods and remarkable yellow flowers (with purple in the middle) – they are exquisite little trees!

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Birds:

The flowers attracts bees (see picture below) and other insects which in turn will lure birds like Bee eaters, Flycatchers and Drongos. Grey louries also eat the flower buds.

Animals:

Duikers and Kudus do eat the leaves.

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