Bauhinia variegata var. candida
White Orchid Tree, Buddhist Bauhinia
A sensational, dry deciduous flowering tree to about 12 m tall with bilobed leaves and large, white, orchid-like and sweetly scented flowers. Widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical Asia, Bauhinia variegata var. candida makes a highly desirable ornamental for warm temperate and tropical regions in USDA Zones 9 to 11. The flowers are edible.