Scientific name: Polyalthia suberosa (Roxb.) Thwaites

Family: Annonaceae

Synonym: Uvaria suberosa Roxb.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Barachali, Murmuri, Kukuriam.

English name: Corky debbar tree. 

Description of the plant: A shrub or small tree growing to a height of 2-4 m. Leaves are oblong to narrowly oblong-obovate, 5-11 cm long. Flowers are solitary, yellowish-green; sepals and petals are slightly hairy. Fruits are numerous, ovoid or globose, 4-5 mm long, purple, fleshy and edible.

Polyalthia suberosa

Plant parts used: Leaf, bark.

Ethnomedicinal uses: Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is applied externally to treat scorpion stings.

The bark of the plant is used for the treatment of fever, high blood pressure, and respiratory problem.

Distribution: It is found throughout the country.

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