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Torenia travancoria Gamble

Group: Dicot
Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Noligaas (Chakma), Crongnoyma (Murong).

Description of the Plant:

Stem decumbent, rooting at lower nodes, diffusely branched, quadrangular. Leaves ovate to ovate-deltoid, coarsely crenate, serrate. Flowers axillary solitary.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of fractures (Chakma).

The whole plant is eaten as a vegetable (Murong).

Distribution:

Throughout Bangladesh.

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