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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The young leaves, flowers and fruits are boiled and eaten as a vegetable, or are pickled[1].

Leaves

Material uses

The bark is a source of tannins. It is used for dyeing[1]. Wood - used for house construction and making household implements[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The bark is alterative, anthelmintic, astringent and tonic[2][1]. The juice of the bark is used in the treatment of amoebic dysentery, diarrhoea and other stomach disrders[1]. A paste of the bark is useful in the treatment of cuts and wounds, skin diseases, scrofula and ulcers[2][1].

The dried buds are used in the treatment of piles, dysentery, diarrhoea and worms[2]. The juice of the flowers is used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and other stomach disorders[1].

The root is used as an antidote to snake poison[2]. A decoction of the root is used to treat dyspepsia[2].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water then sow in mid spring in a greenhouse. When large enough t handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in early summer, after the last expected frosts and consider giving some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, with the leaves removed, in moist sand July/August in a frame[3]. Gentle bottom heat is usually required.

Layering.

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Cultivation

Prefers a fertile, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil, requiring a warm sheltered position in full sun[3][4].

When grown in warm Temperate zones, this species can withstand short periods of temperatures as low as -5°c[3]. In Britain, it is only likely to succeed outdoors in the very mildest parts of the country, and even then would probably require the protection of a south-facing wall. There are some cultivars, developed for their ornamental value[3].

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Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Bauhinia variegata.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Bauhinia variegata
Genus
Bauhinia
Family
Leguminosae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
9
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.81.9 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Medicinal Plants of Nepal Dept. of Medicinal Plants. Nepal. (1993-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Conservatory and Indoor Plants Volumes 1 & 2 Pan Books, London. ISBN 0-330-37376-5 (1998-00-00)

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