English: Pink butterfly tree, Purple bauhinia, Purple orchid tree, camel’s foot tree.
Sanskrit: Kancanara, Kancan, Pakari, Kovidara, Dalak, Canari, Pitpushpa, Girij, Yugmaputra, Mahapushpa, Karbudara.
Hindi: Kaniar कनियार
Malayalam: Mandaram മന്ദാരം, Kovidaram
Mountain Ebony or Purple Orchid Tree – Bauhinia purpurea is a small, tropical tree. The leaves are light green, ovate, notched at the tip, can reach up to 20 feet tall. The flowers are pink, fragrant and Orchid-like; found in September to November.
Useful plant parts:
Bark, flower, root.
Cough, Asthma, stomach disorders, throat pain, skin disorders etc.
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