Family: Verbenaceae

Synonym: Congea involucratum (Roxb.) Wall.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Budamarri.

English name: Bhingri. 

Description of the Plant: A climbing shrub, with cylindrical branchlets which are hairy when young. Leaf blade nearly elliptic to ovate, densely velvety on the underside, and somewhat smooth above. Leaf base rounded to slightly heart-shaped, margin nearly entire to toothed. Flowers borne in beautiful clusters carried on long, velvety stalks. Bracts just below the flowers are oblong, enlarged in fruit. Sepal cup tube-like, velvety outside. Flowers white, with 6-8 narrowly oblong petals. Fruit nearly round.

Plant parts Used: Leaf.

Traditional Uses: Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is applied to treat snakebites, and scorpion bites.
Leaf paste is applied to treat paralysis, rheumatism, and inflammations.

Distribution: This species is found in forests of Chittagong, and Bandarban districts.

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