16 “pezuña de vaca” plants are planted in Resistencia, Chaco Argentina, in order to conserve the species
Within the framework of the Project “Children of Mother Earth”, on September 4, 2015, in San Diego, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, the volunteers of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) along with Paseos and Jardines, planted 16 false mahogany trees, also commonly called “pezuña de vaca”.
The forficata Bauhinia species, commonly called orchid tree, cow leg, or ox hoof, is native to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina (in Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Cordoba, Corrientes, Federal District, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, Mendoza, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe, San Juan and Tucuman.
The vast majority of common names of the different species, are in reference to the characteristics of the bilobed plant leaves of the species, which have some similarity with the mark left by an animal footstep: paw or cow hoof, cow leg, lamb leg, goat leg, or deer paw.
After planting the trees, the neighbors of the community promised to take care of the trees, thus to ensure the preservation of the 16 “pezuña de vaca” species in this area of the country.