BAUHINIA ACUMINITA L.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Kanchan, Shet Kanchan.
Tribal name: Magong-aphal (Garo); Sadakadam (Chakma).
English name: Dwarf white bauhinia

Description of the plant:
A small evergreen to semi-deciduous tree. Leaves slightly cordate, 7-17 cm long, 2-lobed, lobes acute or subobtuse, not reaching half way down. Racemes axillary, short peduncled, corymbose. Calyx 2.5-3 cm, narrowed into a long point, cleft at the tip. Petals oblong, white. Pods 10-12.5 cm long, oblong, flat.


Bauhinia Acuminata
BAUHINIA ACUMINITA L.


Using information:
Decoction of the bark or leaves is used in biliousness, bladder stone, leprosy and asthma. It improves digestion. Decoction of root boiled with oil and applied to burns. Barks and leaves are used in dropsy in Rema-Kalenga of Moulvi Bazar. The plant is juvenomimetic.

Distribution:
Occur in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulvi Bazar.