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ashvamantaka :

ashvamantaka : Bauhinia tomentosa Linn.

Substitute:

No information regarding Bauhinia tomentosas substitute is currently available.

Commercial value:

Fodder: Not an important browsing tree for cattle as it contains prussic acid in the pods and the flowers; goats tend to nibble the leaves but do not consume much. Leaves are browsed by the black rhino, kudu and grey duiker; the flower buds and mature flowers are consumed by the grey lourie. 
Fibre: Trees yield a fibre suitable for making baskets. 
Timber: The wood makes rafters for huts. 
Tannin or dyestuff: Leaves are used to manufacture a yellow dye.


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