Bauhinia ungulata L. belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family and is popularly known in the northeast of Brazil as Mororó. It is grown in india on northern regions. The bark and leaves of this plant have been used for the treat- ment of diabetes
Many species are widely planted in the tropics as orchid trees, particularly in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and southeastern China. Other common names include mountain ebony and kachnar (India and Pakistan). In the United States, the trees grow in Hawaii, coastal California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.