Quisqualis indica L.

Family : Combretaceae

Local name : Malati phul (As)

Climbing shrub which grow into a large woody vine; leaves elliptic-acuminate, pubescent beneath; flowers fragrant, in terminal drooping clusters, white first and then turning red; fruit dry, ellipsoid, 5-angled.

Distribution :    Cultivated.

Uses :  Roots and seeds used as anthelmintic.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam