Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb., Syn. C. crista L.

Family : Caesalpiniaceae

Local name : Lataguti (As.)

Straggling, prickly shrub; leaves bipinnate with recurved prickles on rachis and its branches; leaflets opposite, 6-10 pairs, very shortly stalked, oblong, obtuse, mucronate,  membranous; flowers yellow, in axillary racemes; pods 2-3 in oblong, densely armed on the surfaces with sharp wiry prickles; seeds 1-2, globose or ovoid, lead-coloured, shining.

Distribution :    Sporadic throughout the state.

Uses : Seeds used in ringworm, eczema, typhoid, spermatorrhoea and leucoderma..


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