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Ophiorrhiza rugosa Wall.var. argentea (Hooker, f.) Deb & Mondal

Group: Dicot
Family: Rubiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: kelarazi (Chakma)

Description of the Plant:

A slender herb, erect, puberulous, rooting below. Stipules subulate, toothed. Leaves lanceolate, glabrous above, white beneath, and obtuse at base. Cymes contracted, glabrescent or slightly puberulous. Flowers short pedicelled.

Mode of Uses:

Crushed plants are bandaged to affected areas for the treatment of fractures (Chakma).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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