HOYA PARASITICA Wall.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Chera pata (Rema-Kalenga).

Tribal Name: Fessya gach (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A tall climber, stem stout or slender. Leaves thickly fleshy, glabrous, 7.6-12.7 cm long, ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 3-5-nerved. Flowers in axillary umbels with 7.6 cm peduncle. Calyx small, 5-partite, lobes ovate; corolla rotate, lobes 5, 1.25 cm diam., pearly white; coronal-process longer than the corolla-tube.

Using Information:
Leaves are used for the treatment of Jundice; extract and paste is used to alleviate body pain. Leaves are also given to cows for diarrhoea in Rema-Kalenga (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Almost throughout the country.


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