Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Bauhinia hookeri F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 51. Type: Queensland, Gilbert River, F. Mueller; holo: MEL; iso: K.
Bauhinia, White; Bauhinia; Pegunny; Ebony, Mountain; Ebony, Queensland; Hooker's Bauhinia; Mountain Ebony; White Bauhinia; Queensland Ebony; Bauhinia, Hooker's
Usually encountered as a small tree (often multistemmed) less than 30 cm dbh but recorded to 40 cm dbh. Occasionally flowers and fruits as a shrub. Bark shed in flakes about 1-2 x 2-3 cm.
Pods flat, about 10-20 x 3-3.5 cm. Seeds flat, about 10-13 x 6-8 mm.
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 500 m. Grows in monsoon forest and vine thickets but also found in beach forest and in more open situations such as open forest.
Has potential in gardens and as a street tree in dry areas. Produces showy white flowers.