Bauhinia Galpinii, also commonly known as the Pride of De Kaap or Orchid bush.

Family: Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Bauhinia galpinii Common names: Pride of De Kaap, 'Vlam-van-die-vlakte' in Afrikaans.


Description: Dense ever-green scrub that could reach up to 10 ft in height. The flowers a deep red in colour. It is endemic to east and southern Africa.

Medical uses: None

Superstition uses: None

Nutritive uses: Domestic animals do feed on it.

Other uses: Often planted as ornamental scrub in gardens.

Superstition uses: None recorded.

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Credits: Christian Fourie.