Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Synonyms: S. chelonoides Clarke non A. DC.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Barul-jata, Atkapali; Dharmara (Chittagong); Pahari Awal (Sylhet).
Tribal Name: Chain-cha (Marma); Sekwai (Chakma); Goda-kamarang (Mogh); Batsil, Bol-sal (Garo).
Description of the Plant:
A large deciduous tree, 9-18 m high, bole often fluted; bark rather thick, with characteristic shallow horizontal depression. Leaves imparipinnate, 30-45 cm long; leaflets 3-5 pairs, 10-12.5 cm long, elliptic-oblong, entire or serrulate, caudate acuminate. Flowers fragrant, in lax drooping, terminal panicles; corolla 2 cm long, tubular-campanulate, yellow, veined and tinged with reddish-purple. Fruit a capsule, 35-50 cm long, obscurely 4 angled, spirally twisted.
Tender leaves are used with rice cake as vermifuge; bark is used in country liquor.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Gazipur and Tangail.
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