MALLOTUS ROXBURGHIANUS Muel-Arg.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Nim puteli, Nunia kachi, Chotabura; Noon kocho (Chittagong); Gulli (Sylhet).

Tribal Name: Bol-thathu (Garo); Ketaki (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A small evergreen tree, often shrubly; young shoots and leaves very wooly; Leaves peltate, orbicular, 10-20 cm in diam., acuminate, remotely glandular toothed, very wooly. Flowers in stout, erect, 15-30 cm long racemes. Fruit a capsule, deeply 3-lobed; young fruits prickly.

Using Information:
The roots of this plant and Amaranthus spinosus are crushed together and taken with water, to stop bleeding through nose and mouth (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, usually growing in the out skirt of the forests.


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