Named for the De Kaap valley, in the Lowveld; see quotation 1985.
The lowveld bauhinia, Bauhinia galpinii of the Leguminosae, a showy shrub or rambler bearing a profusion of red flowers.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 385Pride of de Kaap, Bauhinia Galpini...A scrambling leguminous bush or climber, bearing a profusion of scarlet flowers, very common in the Kaap valley, Barberton, is known by this name.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 377Pride-of-De Kaap, A small arborescent shrub or occasionally a scrambler or a twiner on taller plants, with a profusion of large showy red flowers. Now frequently met in cultivation as a trellis or hedge plant.
1985S. Afr. Panorama Dec. 15Its common name, pride of De Kaap, refers to the subtropical De Kaap valley near Nelspruit in the Eastern Transvaal where it is most abundant. B. galpinii was named after Dr E. E. Galpin, formerly an amateur botanist of the Transvaal Bushveld...The petals vary in colour from pale orange to flame red.
1991H. Hutchings inWeekend Post 16 Mar. (Leisure) 7The Bauhinia galpinii..has made a lovely showing this year. Commonly known as Pride of de Kaap, this species is found growing profusely in the Kaap valley near Barberton. It thrives in most parts of South Africa.
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