Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Kalikodom.
Tribal Name: Thingkop (Bawm).
A small deciduous tree. Bark grey to dark grey-brown. Leaves chartaceous to sub coriceous, oblong, obovate or orbicular, base rounded to obtuse, apex rounded or obtuse, glabrous above, below pubescent along the veins only. Inflorescences terminal on often repeatedly branched side shoots of the main lateral branches, consisting of (3) 5-9 (15) flowering heads. Flower creamy white to pale yellow. Individual fruitlets 5 mm long, glabrous, crowned by the persistent calyx.
Bark soaked in water for few hours and the extract is taken until cured to treat diarrhoea. Young leaf is applied to boils for boil suppuration (Bawm).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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