Family: Sterculiaceae - Cacao family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ushli.
Tribal Name: Chirdhima (Chakma).
A medium sized deciduous tree. Leaves palmately lobed, lobes oblong, flower brownish yellow. Folicles brown tomentose.
The bark of Callicarpa macrophylla and Sterculia roxburghii is crushed together and the paste taken for the treatment of fever (Chakma).
Occasionally cultivated in Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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