Growth Habit: Shrub
Tribal Name: Paitto mormoijja (Chakma).
A glabrous shrub; young parts often scabrid with short, rusty hairs. Leaves elliptic-obovate or lanceolate, irregularly toothed. Flowers white, in axillary or terminal bracteate cymes. Capsule globose.
The crushed leaves and roots are applied to affected areas for the treatment of leprosy (Chakma).
Hill forest of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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