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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).

Description:

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).

Distribution:

Throughout Bangladesh.

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