Growth Habit: Climber
Tribal Name: Pissil patalpur (Tanchangya)
Woody climbers. Leaves coriaceous, broadly ovate to sub orbicular. Inflorescence cauliflorous; male flowers light yellowish at the base and female above. Drupes yellow to orange.
Plant contains ginnol, ß- & ?-sitosterol, an alkaloid - trilobine and a neutral substance. Root contains alkaloid stepharine (Asolkar et al., 1992).
The leaf extract is given to drink frequently among Tanchangyas for rapid cure from diarrhoea in Rangamati.
Rarely found in the forest areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts.