Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R. Br. ex Roem. et Schult.

Family : Apocynaceae

Local name : Kathana Phul (As.)

Evergreen glabrous dichotomously branched shrub with white latex; leaves elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, acuminate or caudate, tapering at the base into a short petiole, membranous or thinly coriaceous; flowers white, fragrant; fruits follicle, curved.

Distribution : Common, either wild or cultivated.

Uses : Latex used on sty.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam