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Ficus scandens L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Moraceae - Mulberry family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Vine

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Lata dumur.

Tribal Name: Shefung (Marma), Thiphi (Bawm), Lati dhumur (Chakma).


Vines with milky or watery latex, sometimes spiny. Stipules present, frequently caducous. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Inflorescences axillary, frequently paired, racemose, spicate, capitate, or rarely cymose. Fruit usually a drupe, rarely an achene, enveloped by an enlarged calyx and/or immersed in a fleshy receptacle, often joined into a syncarp. Seed solitary; endosperm present or absent. Frequent in slope of hill.

Ficus scandens L.

Ficus scandens L.

Mode of Uses:

  • Whole plant used as a thread to bind the fractured area and also used just over the snake bite area (Marma).
  • Extract prepared from fruit mixed with snake kidney is taken for the treatment of diarrhea (Bawm).
  • The fruits are edible (Marma, Bawm).


Throughout Bangladesh.

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