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Bauhinia variegata
(Fabaceae)

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Bauhinia variegata is native to eastern Asia (India, China). 


Species description or overview

Bauhinia variegata information from PIER
Information on Bauhinia variegata as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Bauhinia variegata
Nomenclatural information about Bauhinia variegata is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Bauhinia variegata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Bauhinia variegata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Bauhinia variegata
Nomenclatural information about Bauhinia variegata is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Bauhinia variegata (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Bauhinia variegata as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Bauhinia variegata weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Bauhinia variegata for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.

Weed risk assessment for Bauhinia variegata for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Bauhinia variegata for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Images

Bauhinia variegata images from PIER
Images of Bauhinia variegata provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Books

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida
Langeland, K.A. and R.L. Stocker. (1997-)2001. Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida. SP 242, one of a series of the Department of Agronomy, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First printed: 1997. Revised: April, 2001.


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