Pauletia kalantha (Harms) A.Schmitz
Bauhinia kalantha is a shrub growing up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food, medicine and commodities.
East tropical Africa - Tanzania.
Deciduous thickets and woodland, at elevations from 600 - 1,000 metres, mainly in stony areas[
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Tender young leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
]. The leaves are collected, chopped and cooked alone or with other vegetables such as pumpkin leaves. Then pounded groundnuts are added and the vegetable eaten with ugali or rice[
The sliced roots are boiled together with chicken and eaten as a treatment for schistosomiasis[
].Bauhinia kalantha produces good firewood and a dye used in basketry. Ropes are made from the bark fibre.
A fibre obtained from the bark is used for making ropes[
The plant yields a dye that is used in basketry[
The wood is good for fuel[
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