STROBILANTHES AURICULATUS Nees.

Family: Acanthaceae

Description of the Plant:
Small shrub, 0.6-1.3 m high; branches spreading and often zigzag, 4-angled. Leaves sessile, elliptic-lanceolate or ovate-oblong, those of the same pair often very unequal, 7.5-25 cm long, acuminate, serrulate, pubescent on both surfaces, base auricled. Spikes 7.5-12.5 cm long, mostly terminal and solitary. Flower pale blue, 2.5 cm long.

Using Information:
The pounded leaves are rubbed on the body during the cold stages of intermittent fever.

Distribution:
Chittagong.


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