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Phyllanthus fraternus G.L. Webster

Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae - Spurge family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Tribal Name: Banguribhanga kher (Tanchangya).

English Name: Gulf leaf-flower.

Description of the Plant:

Herbs. Leaves alternate, pinnately compound. Flowers unisexual, minute, green. Fruits capsules from rows under side of leaves

Using Information:

A root extract is taken for the treatment of abdominal tumours (Tanchangya).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Dhaka-Tangail (Sal forest) and Dinajpur.

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