Scientific name: Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thw.

Family: Annonaceae

Synonym: Unona longifolia (Sonn.) Dunal

Bengali/Vernacular name: Debdaru, Debdar, Saralgach.

Tribal name: Shtai-la-ney (Rakhaing); Golmorice, Rangadaru, Suksan, Dra pang (Marma).

English name: Mast tree, Cemetry tree.

Description of the plant: An elegant, evergreen tall tree, with a conical crown. Leaves 7-20 cm long, narrowly lanceolate with wavy edges. Flowers 2.5-3.8 cm across, yellowish green, in fasciles or short umbels from the axils of fallen leaves; petals subequal, linear, spreading, tapering to a point. Fruits ovoid, black when ripe.

Polyalthia longifolia

Plant parts used: Seed.

Medicinal uses: Paste prepared from seed is applied to affected area for the treatment of skin disease.

Distribution: It is found in all parts of the country.

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