Sectio Lasiobema

Author: (Korth.) Benth.

Morphological description
Tendrilled lianas .

Leaves entire, emarginate or bilobed.

Flowers: Hypanthium turbinate. Calyx remaining entire or splitting irregularly into 2-5 lobes; nectariferous disc present. Fertile stamens 3; staminodes minute; anthers elliptic, opening by a longitudinal slit.

Pods dehiscent or tardily dehiscent, thin-valved or woody.

Seeds with short funicular aril-lobes.

C. 15 species in S and SE Asia; in Malesia: 3 species: Bauhinia curtisii ;Bauhinia flava andBauhinia scandens .