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Butea Frondosa

The Judas Tree, The Riddle Tree, Flame of the Forest, Bastard Teak, Palash

From Wikipedia: Butea or Flame of the Forest is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the pea family, Fabaceae. It includes many species of trees, shrubs, and lianas. Several species produce resins used in cosmetics or ayurvedic medicine.

Butea monosperma or Butea frondosa, also known as Flame of the Forest or Bastard Teak or Palash in Hindi, is native to India and Southeast Asia, where it is used for timber, resin, fodder, medicine, and dye.

Butea is also a host to the Lac insect, which produces natural lacquer.

In West Bengal it is associated with Spring (season). Butea is named after the Earl of Bute, a patron of botany.



See: SN 4.35.204
JAT 248

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