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Dinesh Valke

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Fabaceae (legume, pea, or bean family) » Bauhinia purpurea


baw-HIN-ee-uh
-- named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
pur-PUR-ee-uh -- purple


commonly known as
: butterfly tree, orchid tree, purple bauhinia • Assamese: kurial, kanchan, og-yok • Bengali: koiral, রক্তকাঞ্চন raktakanchana • Garo: megong • Gujarati: દેવકંચન devkanchan • Hindi: कांचन kanchan, लाल कचनार lal kachnar, केवनार kevnar • Kannada: devakanchan, kanjivala, kempu mandaara • Khasi: dieng long • Malayalam: chovanna-mandaru, suvannamandaram • Manipuri: chingthao angangba • Marathi: देवकांचन devakanchan, रक्तकांचन raktakanchan • Mizoram: vaube, vaufavang • Oriya: vaube, borodo • Sanskrit: देवकांचन devakanchan, रक्तकांचन raktakanchan, रक्तकोविदार raktakovidara • Tamil: மந்தாரை mandarai, நீலத்திருவத்தி nilattiruvatti • Telugu: bodanta, దేవకాంచనము devakanjanamu, kanchanam


Native to: India, s-e Asia, Australia


Edible use (WILD):
... flower buds and young fruits (as VEGETABLE) cooked, or pickled ... Plants and people of Nepal
... tender leaves (as VEGETABLE) ... Food Plants International
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