Honeyeater Tree

To: michael hunter <>
Subject: Honeyeater Tree
From: Ian May <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:05:12 +0930
g'Day Michael

Yes that's it, after checking on the net I am reasonably certain that Bauhinia 
is the family although im not sure of the species.  Thank you for indicating 
the correct spelling.   They produce large numbers of long flat bean like seed 
pods that turn brown when dry and fall to the ground on mass.   There was also 
a smaller one growing in the driveway of the house at No. 25 Great Northern 
Highway next to some Baobabs (Boabs).  These trees are common around Wyndham 
township and attract a few birds for most of the year however at the end of the 
wet season, for about 1 week around easter, the Wyndham Bauhinias make up for 
lost time.  While looking up Borhinia I was interested to learn that the first 
australian mainland record of Arctic Warbler was seen in a Kimberley borhinia 
(borhenia), Lysiphyllum cunninghamii.



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michael hunter wrote:
Hi Ian,

            You don't mean a Bauhinia tree?  Paired leaves, many varieties
including an ornamental sp.about the size of the backyarder you describe
with purple "orchid" shaped flowers, common around Sydney and commoner as
you go north. Also a native Australian sp.up north but with smaller leaves.
                Havn't noticed them to be particularly attractive to birds


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