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Sterculia roxburghii Wall.

Group: Dicot
Family: Sterculiaceae - Cacao family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ushli.

Tribal Name: Chirdhima (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

A medium sized deciduous tree. Leaves palmately lobed, lobes oblong, flower brownish yellow. Folicles brown tomentose.

Mode of Uses:

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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