Synonyms: Cissus pentagona Roxb.
Family: Vitaceae - Grape family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sona-tola.
Tribal Name: Hajjar ludi (Chakma), poipruchala (Tripura).
Stem 5-angled woody not contracted at nodes. Leaves simple, cordate or cordate-ovate or ovate, acuminate, serrulateglabrous on both sides. Cymes on long peduncles. Flowers yellowish-red, 4 - merous
A root extract is applied to affected areas to treat skin disease (Chakma).
Roots [together with 17 other plants (see Typhonium trilobatum)] are used to prepare a paste, which is applied to the affected areas for the treatment of elephantiasis (Tripura).
Vitis pentagona (Roxb.) Lawson
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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