Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Synonyms: Gnetum scandens Roxb.
Description of the plant:
A lofty dioecious climber with dichotomous branches. Leaves opposite, 11.5-15 cm long, ovate-oblong or elliptic, obtusely acuminate. Flowers in the axils of the cupular bracts of the stiff paniculate spikes. Fruiting spikes 7.5-25 cm long. Fruit somewhat olive-shaped, drupaceous, 2.5-3.8 cm long, reddish orange when ripe.
The root and stem are used as an antiperiodic. The plant is used as a fish poison (Yusuf et al. 2009).
Forests of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.