Kanak Champa

Botanical Name: Pterospermum acerifolium
English Name: Maple-leaved Bayur
Local Name: Kanak Champa

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Unique identification feature
  •   Pterospermum acerifolium, the bayur tree or karnikara tree, is a flowering plant indigenous to Southeast Asia, from India to Burma. It is most likely to grow naturally along forested stream banks. The best growing conditions are a seasonally moist then dry climate with access to full sunlight.
Unique identification feature
  •    Leaffall - February to MarchFlowering  - March to April  Fruiting  - Februaty to March
Planting and Care
  •   Is used in treating headache, ulcers, wounds, cough, cold, bleeding disorders etc. The leaves are used as plates and both bark and leaves were once used as a remedy for small-pox and still find use in old medicine to treat wounds and itching. The flowers are believed to cure ulcers, tumours, leprosy and diseases of the blood, and to be an insect repellent.

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