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When the golden leaf bauhinia change to silver

March 14, 2013

For a few days in early March the Thai endemic liana ‘golden leaf bauhinia’ will shed all its leaves. The new leaves which emerge now wear frosty silver furs, as a change from the metallic red in the late rainy season (September).

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Bauhinia aureifolia, Fabaceae. Picture from March 10, 2013.

Text & Photo: Eric Danell, Dokmai Garden

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