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Persea villosa (Roxb.) Kosterm

Group: Dicot
Family: Lauraceae - Laurel family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Tribal Name: Sigrishik (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A large evergreen tree. Leaves elliptic-oblanceolate, pubescent beneath. Flowers yellowish-white. Fruits globose.

Mode of Uses:

The crushed root of Ardisia paniculata and Persea villosa is taken for abnormal behaviour (Chakma).


Occurs in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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