Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal Name: Porsallu (Tanchangya)
Parasitic shrubs. Leaves opposite and alternate, very coriaceous, base acute. Racemes slender fascicled shorter than the leaves. Flowers pale red.
A paste of leaves is applied to lower abdomen for the treatment of gastric ulcers (Tanchangya).
Almost throughout the country as plant parasite.
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