Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Tree
Synonyms: Mimosa procera Roxb.
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sada Koroi, Sil Koroi; Loha Siris (Sylhet), Jat Koroi (Northern districts)
Tribal Name: Silkoroi (Chakma), Khelvi (Garo), Choipang; Chapao (Marma), Choi; Ghepa (Mogh), Sil Koroi Gaith (Tanchangya).
English Name: White Siris.
A large deciduous tree with tall cylindrical boles and rather small, elongated crown. Leaves abruptly 2-pinnate, pinnae 4-12, leaflets 12-24. Flowers sessile, in numerous small heads. Pods thin flexible, long, bright orange-brown.
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a-spinasterol, hentriacontane and hexacosanol have been isolated from leaves. Heartwood and bark yield isoflavones biochanin A and formononetin, genistein and diadzein. A new pterocarpan - demethylmedicarpin, biochanin A, formononetin, genistein, daidzein and ß-sitosterol have been isolated from bark. Degraded gum contained galactose, mannose, glucuronic acid and 4-O-methyl-D-glucuronic acid. A saponin has been isolated from seeds, which on hydrolysis gave proceric acid. Seeds contain procerogenin A, mechaerinic acid, proceric acids, proceranin A, (hypotensive in animals), oleanolic acid and saponin. Root contains a-spinasterol and oleanolic acid (Asolkar et al., 1992; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka-Mymensingh, and more or less throughout the country.
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