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Bauhinia forficata is a tree with medicinal and agronomic interest. Due to the importance of the species, the work aimed to evaluate some characteristics of germination of B. forficata and estimate its capacity to maintain the desiccation tolerance after the germination. The results indicate that B. forficata is a species with capacity to reinduction of the desiccation tolerance. The scanning electron micrographs show the benefits of slow drying in germinated seeds. In conclusion, B. forficata is a species with capacity to reinduction to desiccation tolerance until 4mm of radicle, when subjected to treatment using PEG -1,4MPa.