Should only be used in the service of the Divine.
St. Thomas tree, Yellow bauhinia. Bell bauhinia
Medium-sized light yellow pendulous bell-shaped flower with or without a dark maroon spot at the base of one petal; borne singly or in pairs from the leaf axils. A large shrub or small- tree.
Picture Courtesy: Victor Radziun
It is purified by being placed at the service of the Divine.
Dwarf white bauhinia
Medium-sized pure white saucer-shaped flower with five broad petals and conspicuous golden anthers; borne in very short racemes. A medium to large shrub with the camels-foot leaves; typical of the genus.