Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal Name: Bhantjhara phul (Chakma).
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.
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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