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Macrosolen cochinchinensis (Lour.) Van Teign

Synonyms: Loranthus cochinchinensis Lour.

Group: Dicot
Family: Loranthaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Chota Banda, Rema (Sylhet), pargacha.

Tribal Name: Orsallu (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A parasitic shrub, quite glabrous. Leaves opposite, rarely alternate, elliptic lanceolate. Glowers 3-7 in axillary glabrous racemes. Fruit globose.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is used for the treatment of jaundice (Chakma).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Moulvi Bazar, attached on host plants.

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