Recent research into plants formerly included in Bauhinia (see Wunderlin, R.P. 2010. Reorganization of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Phytoneuron 2010-48: 1-5.) has reorganized the species of Bauhinia into 9 genera. Although not universally accepted as yet (2011), we are following this new treatment because it has been taken up by several authorities including GRIN, Flora of North America[
] and African Flowering Plants[
Bauhinia borneensis Merr.
Bauhinia perkinsiae Merr.
Bauhinia semibifida Roxb.
Phanera sumatrana Miq.
Phanera semibifida is a climbing shrub, attaching itself to nearby vegetation by means of tendrils[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Forest margins; at elevations from 200 - 2,000 metres[
The powdered roots are used medicinally[
An infusion of the boiled root is used in the treatment of fatigue[
]. (var semibifoda)
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