Synonyms: Clutia retusa L.
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kamkui, Kantakui, Kantakhasi, Kosoi, Kantakosoi.
Tribal Name: Shukujja gas (Chakma), Bobipui (Khumi).
A medium-sized to large deciduous tree with stout conical spines when young. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, ovate or obovate, acute, obtuse or rounded at apex. Flowers small, dioecious, greenish yellow, in axillary or spicate clusters. Fruits a fleshy drupe, size of a pea, purple-black.
A paste of leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of infections (Chakma).
The plant is used for to making pillar of the traditional houses (Khumi).
Bridelia retusa (L.) Spreng
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka.
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