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Hibiscus surattensis L.

Group: Dicot
Family: Malvaceae - Mallow family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Shrub

Tribal Name: Sik-aangtho (Khumi), Sureya (Murang), Sowa Amela (Tanchangya).

Description of the Plant:

Weak-stemed shrubby annual, softly downy and sparingly armed with prickles. Leaves palmately 3-5 lobed, with more or less truncate base, crenate-serrate; petiole long, prickly. Flowers large, yellow with dark purple centre, axillary, solitary.Capsules ovoid hairy.

Mode of Uses:

  • Fresh leaves are cooked as vegetable (Khumi).
  • Sour curry is cooked from leaves and flower. In addition flower cooked with pork (Murang).
  • Paste prepared from leaves is taken in intestinal disorders (Tanchangya).
Hibiscus surattensis L.

Hibiscus surattensis L.

Distribution:

Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts in fallow lands and scrub forests.

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