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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).

Distribution:

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

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