Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Bengali/vernacular name: Gundagilla.
Description of the plant:
BAUHINIA MACROSTACHYA Wall. is a large climber, usually with copious, stalked and forked tendrils. Leaves round-cordate, rigidly subcoriaceous, 7.5-10 cm long with an open deltoid sinus reaching 1/6 – 1/4 down and deltoid subacute lobes. Flowers in forked or simple peduncled narrow sub-lax racemes, 5-15 cm long; Calyx tube 6 mm long; petals 1.25 cm obovate, clawed, densely silky. Pod 10-15 cm, ligulate, flat.
The plants are used in skin lesions.
In evergreen forests of Chittagong and Sylhet.