EDIT: Upon further review of the problem, it appears that I knew less than I thought about rex puzzles. Thank you for the help, folks.
I'm aware that there are a few threads about the Bauhinia from times past, but I seem to have run into a problem that no one has discussed yet. I'm certain there's a solution, I'm just confounded as to what actually has happened.
Now, when you look at the picture of this, I'm sure the gut instinct is to say "Oh, parity; you solved the color scheme mirrored. Switch the color scheme around and solve again."
I've already tried that. I had this problem, looked up the thread where Brandon said:
Brandon Enright wrote:
Hold it up to a mirror and take a picture of the puzzle in the mirror. Then solve it to that color scheme. The one you're trying to solve to is unsolvable.
Then I tried exactly that. I used the mirror picture to restructure the bottom half, got all the way back to the same point in the puzzle, and ran into the parity problem again. Here's the picture:
The circled edges are the only incorrectly placed edges on the entire puzzle. The lower half is completely solved; I solved it once, then ran into this parity, then took a picture of the puzzle in a mirror, rescrambled, solved the mirrored color scheme, and ran into it again. At no point in this solve have I used any jumbling moves. I'm pretty sure jumbling can't even cause this sort of problem; that wouldn't make any sense.
What now? I'm completely stumped.