This introduced shrub is commonly known as red orchid bush.
Bauhinia galpinii is described as a "dicot" in the Leguminosae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is not classified as it is not native to Queensland. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Recorded in the Census in the Moreton and Port Curtis districts.
It has not been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 4 Fraser Coast localities: Brooweena, Maryborough, Point Vernon, River Heads.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.