Family: Moraceae - Mulberry family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kakdumur, Khoksha-dumur, Dumur, Dhungri, Thoska.
Tribal Name: Dhumur gula(Chakma), Fah shai ba (Marma), Luhuk, Luhut clang (Murang), Tammang gaas (Tanchangya), Thainjang (Tripura).
A very hispid small deciduous tree. Leaves membranous, ovate, oblong or sub obovate, apiculate or shortly and abruptly acuminate, the lower surface hispid-pubescent, the upper hispid-scabrid.Receptacles turbinate, obovoid or subpyriform, hispid, yellowish when ripe.
Bark contains tannins and saponin glycosides. Leaves contain bergapten, psoralen, ß-amyrin and ß-sitosterol. Fruits contain protein, ascorbic acid, carbohydrates and minerals.
Ficus hispida L.f.
The plant also contains 10-keto-tetracosylarachidate. Hydrocarbons present on the leaf surface have also been studied (Ghani, 2003).
Very common throughout Bangladesh in homestead and village thickets.
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