I had previously identified this tree as a Bauhinia Tomentosa but I am now thinking that it is a Bauhinia Purpurea. I am not 100% sure on this though so if anyone out there thinks I´ve wrongly identified it I´d like to know.
This tree is the only one of this species that I have found. Its close relative the Bauhinia Blakeana on the other hand is very common in this area (Malaga, Spain)
The branches of the Purple Orchid tree hang down giving a vine like appearance.
Other Bauhinia trees...
Brazilian Orchid tree