DIPLOCLISIA GLAUCESCENS (Bl.) Diels.

Family: Menispermaceae

Tribal name: Pissil patalpur (Tanchunga).

Description of the plant:
A large woody, climber; stems up to 20 cm diam. Leaves usually coriaceous, 4-10 cm long, broadly ovate to suborbicular, apex rounded to acute, margin broadly and shallowly crenate. Inflorescences cauliflorous, about 50 cm long. Flowers very small, yellowish. Drupes yellow to orange, 14-22 ´ 8-13 mm, slightly curved.


DIPLOCLISIA GLAUCESCENS
DIPLOCLISIA GLAUCESCENS (Bl.) Diels.


Using information:
The leaf extract is given to drink frequently among Tanchangyas for rapid cure from diarrhoea in Rangamati (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical constituents:
Plant contains ginnol, β- & γ-sitosterol, an alkaloid - trilobine and a neutral substance (mp. 226-28°). Root contains alkaloid stepharine (Asolkar et al.,1992).

Distribution:
Rarely found in the forest areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts.