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Ixora villosa Roxb.

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

Tribal Name: Bhantjhara phul (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A shrub. Branchlets pubescent or tomentose. Leaves very variable, narrow to elliptic, caudate acuminate. Flowers white in long peduncled brachiate, pubescent cymes. Fruit size of a pea, red, crowned calyx limb.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves and fruits of Ixora villosa and Rauvolfia serpentina is taken for the treatment of abdominal pain (Chakma).


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

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