Scientific name: Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K.Heyne

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Synonym: Peltophorum roxburghii (G.Don) Degener

Bengali/Vernacular name: Konokchura, Shwarnachura, Aurunjyoti.

English name: Yellow gold mohor, Yellow flame tree, May flower.

Description of the plant: A large, handsome, semi-evergreen tree, up to 35 m tall. Leaves compound, bipinnate, stipulate, deltoid, rachis 10-15 cm long, pinae 8-24 pairs, leaflets 12-30 pairs, opposite, sessile, apex obtuse, unequal at the base. Inflorescence much branched, stiff, terminal panicles, up to 30 cm long, erect, rusty tomentose; flowers golden yellow. Pod shield-shaped, flat, and reddish-brown.

Peltophorum pterocarpum

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Ethnomedicinal uses: The burning ashes of the leaves are used for brushing teeth twice a day for six days to treat toothache.

The leaves of the plant are used for the treatment of dysentery.

An extract is prepared from the leaves of the plant is used to wash the wounded place twice a day to treat bruise.

Distribution: The species is planted throughout the country, especially in cities.

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