BAUHINIA MACROSTACHYA Wall.

B. scandens Roxb.
Family: Caesalpiniaceae

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.


Bauhinia Macrostachya
BAUHINIA MACROSTACHYA Wall.


Using information:
The plants are used in skin lesions.

Distribution:
In evergreen forests of Chittagong and Sylhet.