Family: Agavaceae - Century-plant family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dracaena
Tribal Name: Kadorateng gaas (Chakma, Tanchangya)
A gragerious shrub. Leaves alternate or crowded and subterminal, shortly petioled. Flowers in fascicles. Berry orange-red.
Pills prepared from the leaves are taken with warm water twice daily for the treatment of measles by the Chakma; a root extract of Dracaena spicata and Pandanus foetidus is taken together and administrated to healthy children during outbreaks of measles by the Tanchangya.
Dracaena spicata Roxb.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.