Monographs Details: Bauhinia aculeata L.
Authority: Irwin, Howard S. 1966. Contributions to the botany of Guiana. IV. Legumonosae Caesalpinioideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 15: 112-128.
Scientific Name:Bauhinia aculeata L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Altiplanicie de Nuria, escarpment slopes east of Miamo, Steyermark 88194.


This is a variable species and is distinguished from the B. breviloba complex by the persistent recurved thorns and smaller leaves. The present collection shows no marked deviation in character from Pittier 12194 (Edo. Carabobo) or Wurdack &Wright 400 (Edo. Bolivar, east of Upata toward Cerro Paja) . The cited collection is a new record for Guiana.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|