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Bauhinia variegata


English: Orchid tree

Luganda: Bawunia

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good for goats.

Nutritional value: Above average for tree leaves, but less protein than many legumes (ref).

Safety: No problems have been encountered.

Other characteristics/uses

An decorative tree with attractive, scented flowers.


Very common in Central Uganda.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

Leaves are ‘camel-foot’ shaped, in common with other Bauhinia and Piliostigma species

© Alison Laws

Bauninia variegata leaves Bauhinia variegata tree & flower

From Wikipedia Commons - Alan Levin