discladium SQUARROSUM (L.) Tiegh.

Synonym : Ochna squarrosa L.
Bangla Name : Chapa (B), Konokchapa (B) ,Sheuri (Ctg.), Kimdabeng (Garo).
English Name : Golden Champak.
Family : Ochnaceae
Disease : Digestive, tonic and asthma.
Description : A small sub-deciduous tree. Leaves alternate, 6-12 cm long, obovate, elliptic, sharply serrate. Flowers fragrant, from the ends of short, lateral branches or scars of fallen leaves in corymbose racemes. Fruit of 3-6 drupes, 6 mm long, oblong-ovoid, black, surrounded by the persistent calyx.
Distribution : Occurs in the forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Mymensingh.
Chemical Constituents : Ochnaflavone and two related biflavones I and II have been isolated from leaves (Rastogi and Mehrotra, 1993).
Uses : The bark is digestive and tonic. Boiled leaves are used as an emollient cataplasm. The root is used by the Santals as an antidote to snake-bite, decoction is given in menstrual complaints, consumption and asthma.
Habit : Tree