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Gardenia latifolia Aiton

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Tribal Name: Bor sudma (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A small tree. Leaves simple, broadly elliptic or orbicular, obtuse to acute. Flowers white, solitary. Berry globose.

Mode of Uses:

The stem bark is boiled in water, crushed, and then applied to affected teeth for the treatment of caries (Chakma).


Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Moulvi Bazar.

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