RHYNCHOTECHUM ELLIPTICUM A. DC.

Family: Gesneriaceae

Tribal Name: Cheodhima (Chakma); Paicha, Sattari (Marma).

Description of the Plant:
An erect undershrub, 0.6-1.2 m high with thickish stems. Leaves opposite, 16.5 cm or more long, broadly elliptic or obovate acute, minutely dentate, base cuneate, whitened beneath, above tawny, silkily wooly, afterwards glabrate, beneath densely cinnamoneous-woolly, afterwards glabrate. Flowers rose-purple, in umbellate cymes in the lower axills. Berry 6 mm diam.

Using Information:
Leaf extract alleviates coughs in children. (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Chittagong and Sylhet.


RHYNCHOTECHUM ELLIPTICUM
RHYNCHOTECHUM ELLIPTICUM A. DC.



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