Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Unidentified Tree


A lot of these trees can be found at Nova Oeiras

Update: It's a Bauhinia sp.! Thank you, Rui Serra.

23 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

The leaves are interesting as well as the flowers.

Serra said...

Zé, acho que é uma Bauhinia.
Um abraço!

Lois said...

Whatever it is, it is very pretty!

José Mendonça said...

@Serra: Acho que é mesmo. Obrigado! :-)

@Joan: The leaves are damaged. I think it's because of the hailstorm a few months ago. Some of my tropical plants' older leaves show the same effects.

orvokki said...

So beautiful !!
Hugs

Sharon Anck said...

It looks very much like what I called the orchid tree that I used to have in my yard. Sadly it died a couple of years ago. This one is quite beautiful.
I miss that tree and it's gorgeous flowers.

Stefan Jansson said...

Beautiful indeed.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous blooms Jose, ditto what Sharon said.. except about the part of having one :) but I do recognize it as an orchid tree.
p.s. you'll have to change your title :)

VP said...

I won't be of any help in this case...

RedPat said...

It's a real beauty - the flowers do look like orchids!

Karl Demetz said...

Unidentified, but beautiful !

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful indeed, Jose! I love the blooms! I knew about the orchid tree, but the is the first I've seen! Superb -- even with the damage from the hailstones! Greaqt capture as always!!

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Por aqui a chamamos de Pata (ou unha) de vaca

cieldequimper said...

I would never have known :-) but it is a delight! Does it smell as beautiful as it looks?

FotoMarg said...

We had a bauhinia growing in our schoolyard. The hailstorm explains the unusual leaves.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Glad you have a name for it, the flower looks quite similar to an Azalea. Very beautiful. Diane

Lowell said...

So beautiful. Do you think it would grow in Florida? If so, I'd try to get one. Or two. My backyard is waiting.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful blossoms.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful blooms on that!

Randy said...

Marvelous tree.

Babzy said...

beautiful :)

Jack said...

I don't know what the tree is, but it is lovely, as is your photograph.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty buds!