Cissus lanceolaria Roxb.
Cissus leucostaphyla Dennst.
Tetrastigma lanceolarium Planch.
Family: Vitaceae - Grape family
Growth Habit: Climber
Tribal Name: Thacksi ludi (Tanchangya).
Large climbing shrub with very stout stems. Leaves thinly coriaceous, pedately 5-foliolate. Flowers creamy or pale green in rounded umbellately branched, puberullus cymes.
A root extract is taken and in addition a paste of leaves applied to the head, for fever; pills prepared from roots are taken twice daily to encourage growth in children (Tanchangya).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Moulavi Bazar.
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