Family: Flacourtiaceae - Flacourtia family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Katari.
Tribal Name: Udha (Marma).
Trees or shrubs, hermaphroditic, monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous, evergreen or deciduous; trunk, branches, and branchlets sometimes spiny; hairs simple, rarely T-shaped or stellate. Leaves simple, usually alternate, rarely opposite or verticillate, inflorescences axillary, terminal, or cauliflorous.
Fruit capsular or baccate, rarely a drupe, pericarp mostly smooth, sometimes winged or bristly. Seeds 1 to many, with or without a fleshy sometimes brightly colored sarcotesta and/or aril. Rare in the hilly area.
Extract prepared from leaf, is taken one cupful twice daily untill cured to treat gastritis (Marma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
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