STERCULIA VILLOSA Roxb.

Family: Sterculiaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Udal; Chala (Dhaka); Chandul (Rema-Kalenga).

Tribal Name: Sambeing (Mogh); Chambai, Fi yo ba, (Marma); Ya Sing, Tia Sing (Murang); Umak (Garo).

Description of the Plant:
A medium-sized, deciduous tree with white bark; branches few, spreading. Leaves 30-45.5 cm each way, glabrescent or thinly stellately pilose above, base cordate, deeply palmately 5-7-lobed, lobes acuminate, 3-fid; petioles as long as the leaf. Panicle 30-35 cm, deflexed, much branched, rusty pubescent. Flowers small, males are much more than the females. Folicles 3.75-5 cm, oblong, spreading, rusty-villous. Seeds oblong, black.

Using Information:
The plant posesses diuretic, cooling and aphrodisiac properties. Sherbet prepared from the petiole along with water and sugar is given in urinary problem and rheumatism. Leaves are used for the treatment of impotency in Habiganj. The bark and the petiole are used as a remedy in seminal weakness in Jointiapur of Sylhet.

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Gazipur, Tangail, Comilla and Habiganj.


STERCULIA VILLOSA
STERCULIA VILLOSA Roxb.


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