BREYNIA RETUSA (Dennst.) Alston.

B. patens (Roxb.) Benth., Phyllanthus retusus Dennst.
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Silpati.

Description of the plant:
BREYNIA RETUSA (Dennst.) Alston. is a shrub with spreading branches, 1-2 m high. Leaves 1.25-2.5 cm long, distichous, broadly elliptic. Flowers small, axillary on filiform pedicels, the males in the lower and females in the upper axils. Male flowers pale yellow. Fruit depressed-globose, 13-17 mm diam.


Breynia Retusa
BREYNIA RETUSA (Dennst.) Alston


Using information:
The plant is astringent to the bowels; useful in inflammations and diseases of the blood. The juice of the stem is used in conjunctivitis. Leaves employed to hasten suppuration.

Distribution:
In scrub forests of Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tracts.