Know your bauhinia

Use this handy guide (click to enlarge) for spotting the different Bauhinia trees most common in Hong Kong. Flowering period is a big giveaway with ‘purpurea’ stopping flowering just as ‘variegata’ starts. But notice that Bauhinia blakeana flowers the longest, from October to April – an incredible 6 months! That’s partly because of it being … [Read more…]

Bauhinia Genome: the movie

We’ve just finished our official crowd-funding video with an all-star cast and with backing music – oh yes. Filmed on location at BGI in Tai Po Industrial Estate and at Chinese University Hong Kong it not only displays one of our local Bauhinia blakeana (on the roadside outside BGI) but you can also see the … [Read more…]