BAUHINIA MALABARICA Roxb.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Phutki, Kanchan, Karmai.

Description of the plant:
BAUHINIA MALABARICA Roxb. is an erect low brushy tree. Leaves broader than long, slightly cordate, deeply bifid. Flowers in dense axillary subsessile racemes; calyx clothed with pale brown down; petals oblong-spathulate, little exerted. Pods 25-30 cm long, ligulate, nearly straight, somewhat turgid.


Bauhinia Malabarica
BAUHINIA MALABARICA Roxb.


Using information:
An infusion of the young flowers is given in dysentery.

Chemical constituents:
Quercitroside, isoquercitroside and rutoside have been isolated from the plant (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

Distribution:
In evergreen and deciduous forests of Sylhet.