Family: Pandanaceae - Screw-pine family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Keyakanta, Kaikikanta.
Tribal Name: Peraresi (Tanchangya).
Shrubs; stems forked, supported by arial roots. Leaves alternate, simple, and linear with sheathing base. Flowers in spatheate spadics, unisexual, yellow, fragrant. Drupes thick-walled.
A root extract of Dracaena spicata and Pandanus foetidus is taken as a vaccine for measles (Tanchangya).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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