Flacourtia ramontchi L'Her.
Flacourtia sepiaria Roxb.
Gmelina indica Burm.f.
Family: Flacourtiaceae - Flacourtia family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Boichi, Benchi, Binja, Katai.
English Name: Governor's plum.
A small much branched deciduous spinous herb or under shrub. Flowers unisexual on separate trees.Yellowish, stamens numerous, crowded.Yellow in colour. Fruit dark red or black, indehiscent with a hard endocarp 8-14 seeded.
The hard insipid fruits are edible(Dinajpur).
The fruits are appetizing, digestive, stomachic and diuretic; given in jaundice and enlarged spleen. The bark is astringent and diuretic; applied to eczema. The root is prescribed in nephritic colic. The gum is given along with other ingredients for cholera.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Western part of the country.
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