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Aloha Greeting Card featuring the photograph Bauhinia Blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid - Hawaiian Orchid Tree by Sharon Mau

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Bauhinia Blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid - Hawaiian Orchid Tree Greeting Card

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Very nice shot and composition, Sharon. V/F

Dazzling my eyes right now Sharon. The detail is so beautiful!

Sooo beautiful, dear Sharon!!!! Such gorgeous color!!!! :)))fv

Very pretty, Sharon!

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Lovely shade of pink, nice detail! vtd

Wonderful, Sharon!

Wow Sharon !!!!! love it!!!!!

The Hawaiian orchid tree is a member of the orchid tree family of trees in the Bauhinia genus. This particular member of the genus is characterized by the purple colour of its flowers and the camel foot shaped leaves. These two features are why it is sometimes also called - Purple Camel's Foot Tree Bauhinia is a genus of more than 200 species of flowering plants in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the large flowering plant family Fabaceae, with a pantropical distribution. The genus was named after the Bauhin brothers, Swiss-French botanists. Bauhinia is also known as Mountain Ebony, Purple Orchid tree or simply Orchid tree, and 'Kachnar' in India and Pakistan. Bauhinia trees typically reach a height of 6-12 m and their branches spread 3-6 m outwards. The lobed leaves usually are 10-15 cm across. The five-petaled flowers are 7.5-12.5 cm diameter, generally in shades of red, pink, purple, orange, or yellow, and are often fragrant. The tree begins flowering in late winter and often continues to flower into early summer. Depending on the species, Bauhinia flowers are usually in magenta, mauve, pink or white hues with crimson high lights. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhinia

Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid - Hawaiian Orchid Tree From my collections: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii The Orchid Collection Photo Copyright © Sharon Mau http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com

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Bauhinia blakeana is an orchid tree of the genus Bauhinia with large thick leaves and striking purplish red flowers. The fragrant, orchid-like flowers are usually 10 to 15 centimetres (3.9 to 5.9 in) across, and bloom from early November to the end of March. Although now cultivated in many areas, [ this beauty is blooming in our backyard here on Maui . Butterflies . Birds and Bees love it] it originated in Hong Kong in 1880 and apparently all of the cultivated trees derive from one cultivated at the Hong Kong Botanic Gardens and widely planted in Hong Kong starting in 1914.[1] It is referred to as bauhinia in non-scientific literature though this is the name of the genus. It is sometimes called the Hong Kong orchid. The Bauhinia double-lobed leaf is similar in shape to a heart, or a butterfly. A typical leaf is 7 to 10 centimetres (2.8 to 3.9 in) long and 10 to 13 centimetres (3.9 to 5.1 in) wide, with a deep cleft dividing the apex. Local Chinese people call the leaf - clever l...

About Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau

Sharon Mau is a freelance documentary and fine art photographer based on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows. What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body . . there arises the fullness and significance of life - Basarab Nicolescu For me a photograph is a mystical portal, through which one may experience another's creative vision. I have a great passion for powerful and intriguing artistic expression, those special images that capture your heart and imagination and draw you in to the image, so I wish for everything to have meaning and impact....

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