Bauhinia variegata is a species of flowering plant. It is native to an area from China through Southeast Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. Common names include Orchid tree and mountain ebony.
Unique identification feature
Leaffall - March to AprilFlowering - February to April Fruiting - April to May
Planting and Care
Stem bark is used for dysentery and diarrhoea and as an astringent. Leaf is used for malaria and headache. The fibre is used to stitch wounds. The plant is also used to cure skin diseases like leprosy and leucoderma.