GARDENIA CORONARIA Ham.

Family: Rubiaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Sitgach, Ankamal, Bankamal, Botta, Torgular, Ranghai; Bela (Sylhet); Connari, Kannyari (Chittagong).

Tribal name: Rageshful, Rekphul gach (Chakma); Rankhai, Rang Khu (Mogh).

Description of the plant:
A small to medium-sized but tall, deciduous tree, 7.6-9 m high. Leaves subsessile, 15-30 cm long, obovate, shortly acuminate, shining on both surfaces. Flowers large, subsessile, terminal, white, changing to yellow, fragrant. Fruit 2.5 cm long, ellipsoid, 5-ribbed.


GARDENIA CORONARIA
GARDENIA CORONARIA Ham.


Using information:
Leaves are used for the treatment of rheumatic pain and bronchitis (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet and Moulvi Bazar.


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