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Bauhinia racemosa Vahl.

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Description

ROX53. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as a scandent of immense extent. It is a native of the mountainous parts all over India, where it runs over the highest trees. Roxburgh also notes that the seeds of this plant, which taste like Cashew-nuts, are eaten raw, and that the leaves, which are big and tough, are employed to line baskets, and other sorts ofpackages.

Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.325.

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Location

South Asia

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