Synonyms: Allophylus cobbe Bl.
Family: Sapindaceae - Soapberry family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal name: Si Sa Calaai, Kro Kaya Dung (Marma).
A small shrub. Leaves trifoliate, very variable in size, shape, margin and surface, crowded at the extremities of the branches; petiole long, ferrugineo-pubescent; leaflets ovate or ovate-ob long. Flowers small, white, in spicate, axillary racemes. Fruits small, globose, red.
The root extract is taken and paste of leaves mixed with leaf paste of Hymenodactylon excelsum and applied to affected areas for the treatment of goitre; an infusion of leaves of Azadirachta indica and Allophyllus triphyllus is used in baths for the treatment of scabies (Marma).
Allophyllus triphyllus (Burm.f.) Merrill
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox’s Bazar.
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