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Phrynium imbricatum Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Marentaceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit: Herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Pitulpata.

Tribal Name: Keyang Kaytta (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A rigid herb. Leaves large, oblong. Spikes oblong, bracts oblong with obtuse, minutely toothed tips. Fruits usually 3-seeded.

Mode of Uses:

A paste prepared from leaves of Phrynium imbricatum, Blumea clarkei and an unidentified species (locally called Khedom gas) is applied to affected areas and bandaged for the treatment of fractures (Chakma).


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

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