Family: Lauraceae - Laurel family
Growth Habit: Tree
Tribal Name: Sigrishik (Chakma).
A large evergreen tree. Leaves elliptic-oblanceolate, pubescent beneath. Flowers yellowish-white. Fruits globose.
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.
Return from Persea villosa (Roxb.) Kosterm to Ethnobotany Plants profile.