Bauhinia subg. Elayuna

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Bauhinia subg. Elayuna


Trees or shrubs, unarmed (in palaeotropics) or with thorns. Leaves bilobed; intrastipular trichomes small. Flowers unisexual (dioecious) or bisexual. Petals 5, subequal. Seeds suborbicular, one funicular aril-lobe long, the other short.


Asia-Tropical, Pantropical present
Six species, pantropical, only one in Malesia.


de Wit 1956 – In: Reinwardtia: 530.
Benth. 1852 – In: Miq., Pl. Jungh.: 261
Milne-Redh. 1947: Hook. Ic. Pl.: pl. 3460