Synonyms: Flemingia stricta Roxb.
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Charchara
Tribal Name: Uskura, Khaskura, Harsanga (Chakma), Myumokambochoke (Tripura), Sailaibang, Sai Kheu, Si Pa Desha (Marma).
A tall shrub, bravnches triquetrous. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers pinkish-yellow, in racemes.Pods glabrescent.
Red pigments - flemingins A, B, C, D and homoflemingin have been isolated from seed pod. Four chromenoflavanone -flemichin A, B, C, D and three flavanones -flemiflavanones A, B, C have been isolated from roots. Vicenin-2, reynoutrin, rutin, myricitrin, robinin and two isomeric chalcones - homoflemingin and flemiwallichin C have been isolated from leaves. Tetrahydroxyisoflavone, lupeol, a-amyrin, procyanidin, sitosterol and its glucoside have been isolated from wood and bark (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Flemingia stricta Roxb.
Evergreen forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.
Return from Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.)O.Ktze. ex Merr. to Ethnobotany Plants profile.