Red Orchid Tree   :  Bauhinia galpinii N.E.Br.   Family      LEGUMINOSAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE

common name: Red Bauhinia, Nasturtium Bauhinia

Kalong daeng (กาหลงแดง)  

Climber shrub up to 3 m long. Leaves simple, alternate, orbicular, bilobed,  2-3.5 by 3-4 cm, apex  obtuse, base obtuse, entire, petiole 1-1.5 cm. Inflorescence raceme, axillary and terminal. Flowers red, 3.5-4 cm across, pedicels 3.5-4 cm long; sepals 5, united; petals 5, ovate, clawed; stamen 3, 3.5-4 cm long, red. Fruit a legume, ca. 10 by 2.5 cm, oblong