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Bauhinia rufescens, Adenolobus rufescens, Bauhinia adansoniana, Kharoub, Kulkul, Nammare, Jiga, Randa

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 Bauhinia rufescens, Adenolobus rufescens, Bauhinia adansoniana
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Kharoub, Kulkul, Nammare, Jiga, Randa
Origin: Africa
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Bauhinia rufescens is a shrub or small tree that can make a great bonsai due to its compact nature, tiny leaves, and slow growth. Leaves are very small, bilobate almost to the base, with semi-circular lobes, glabrous, with long petioles, greyish-green, less than 1". Flowers greenish-yellow to white and pale pink, in few-flowered racemes. Pods remain on the shrub for a long time. The plant is deciduous in drier areas and is an evergreen in wetter areas. It is often found in dry savannah, especially near stream banks. It is found in the entire Sahel and adjacent Sudan zone, from Senegal and Mauritania across North Ghana and Niger to central Sudan and Ethiopia. Native to: Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

The young plants are fairly hardy but need to be protected for at least 1 season. Growth is fairly slow, with a height of 3 ft expected after 2 years. Tolerates poor soils and drought.

In Ghana, farmers, hunters and field workers eat the wild fruits. The green and dried fruit and the leaves and shoots are valuable forage, favored by many species of wild and domestic animals, which may cause the extinction of B. rufescens in regions overstocked with livestock. In Sudan, the pods are said to be the most valuable forage for camels. An extract of the root is used as an astringent or antipyretic in local medicine. Leaves and fruit are applied for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery and ophthalmic diseases. The bark of the roots and trunk is used to cure chest complaints, leprosy, diarrhea and dysentery and to reduce fever.


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Bauhinia rufescens, Adenolobus rufescens, Bauhinia adansoniana, Kharoub, Kulkul, Nammare, Jiga, Randa

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Bauhinia rufescens, Adenolobus rufescens, Bauhinia adansoniana, Kharoub, Kulkul, Nammare, Jiga, Randa

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Bauhinia racemosa is a small tree with a short, unbranched somewhat crooked bole and a spreading crown. The tree is more or less deciduous, but the new leaves are sometimes produced before the old leaves fall. The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of fibre.
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Aluka. Bushy and dense miniature tree with tiny less than 1" leaves and white flowers of unusual shape. The plant is great for bonsai growing.
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
Baby-Plant Food - Seedlings and Cuttings Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

10 Packs in stock

$5.00

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