Family: Asclepiadaceae - Milkweed family
Growth Habit: Climber Classification Report
Tribal Name: Lodianang (Chakma).
A large climber. Bark corky. Leaves ovate or ovate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous above, tomentose beneath. Flowers in subcapitate cymes, pale white. Folicles woody, tomentose, longitudinally ribbed.
Crushed leaves are applied to the chest for the treatment of chest pains (Chakma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Moulavi Bazar, Sylhet and Sundarbans.
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