PITHECELLOBIUM ANGULATUM Benth.

Family: Mimosaceae

Tribal name: Lopatho (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
A small to medium-sized, evergreen tree; young shoots and inflorescence rusty pubescent, branchlets sharply angled. Leaves bi- and paripinnate, lower leaflets much smaller and oblique than the upper pairs; the terminal leaflets 7-12 cm and the lowest ones about 2.5 cm long. Flowers whitish or yellowish in peduncled umbellate corymbs. Fruit a pod, 18-20 cm long, spirally twisted.

Using information:
Bark of the plant is used for the treatment of joint pain (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, usually growing in moist places by the side of streams.


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