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Dinesh Valke

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02-Jan-2011, 2:23:04 pm02/01/11
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Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Bauhinia malabarica
Synonym, popular: Piliostigma malabaricum


baw-HIN-ee-uh -- named for Gaspard and Jean Bauhin, physicians and botanists
mal-uh-BAR-ih-kuh -- of or from the Malabar Coast, s-w India


commonly known as: Malabar bauhinia • Assamese: kotra • Bengali: karmai • Garo: bakbakhol, beolphiu, migong thak • Hindi: अम्ली amli • Kannada: ಬಸವನಪಾದ basavanapaada • Konkani: कोरट korat • Malayalam: ആരമ്പുളി aarampuli • Marathi: अम्ली amli, कोरळ koral • Nepalese: टाँकी tanki • Oriya: gumbati • Sanskrit: अम्लपत्रः amlapatrah, अश्मन्तक ashmantaka, अश्मयुक्त ashmayukta, यमलपत्रः yamalapatrah • Tamil: மலையாத்தி malai-y-atti, புளியாத்தி puli-y-atti • Telugu: పులి చింత puli chinta


Native of: India, Bhutan, Nepal, Indo-China, Malesia, n Australia


Edible use (WILD):
... leaves (as VEGETABLE) ... Plants and people of Nepal
... tribal communities of Maharastra too use it

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