Bauhinia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Batis
Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Bauhinia (Sturtevant, 1919)
Beckmannia


Bauhinia esculenta Burch.

Leguminosae.

South Africa. The root is sweet and nutritious.

Bauhinia lingua DC.

Moluccas. This species is used as a vegetable.

Bauhinia malabarica Roxb.

East Indies and Burma. The acid leaves are eaten.

Bauhinia purpurea Linn.

East Indies, Burma and China. The flower-buds are pickled and eaten as a vegetable.

Bauhinia tomentosa Linn.

ST. THOMAS' TREE.

Asia and tropical Africa. The seeds are eaten in the Punjab, and the leaves are eaten by natives of the Philippines as a substitute for vinegar.

Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Am.

MALOO CREEPER.

East Indies. The pods are roasted and the seeds are eaten. Its seeds taste, when ripe, like the cashew-nut.

Bauhinia variegata Linn.

MOUNTAIN EBONY.

East Indies, Burma and China. There are two varieties, one with purplish, the other with whitish flowers. The leaves and flower-buds are eaten as a vegetable and the flower-buds are often pickled in India.