Cordia DICHOTOMA Forst. f.

Synonym : Cordia obliqua Willd.
Cordia myxa Roxb. Auct. non L.
Cordia brownii A.DC.
Cordia latifolia Roxb.
Cordia tremula Griseb.
Gerascanthus dichotomus (G.Forst.) Borhidi
Varronia sinensis Lour.
Bangla Name : Bonary, Bohari, Bohal, Buhal (Chittagong), Aslia, Kalahuza (Sylhet). ,Chaine (Mogh), Bol-mimang, Thakaksum (Garo).
English Name : Indian Chery, Sebestan.
Family : Boraginaceae
Disease : Cough, cold and chest diseases.
Description : A medium-sized dichotomous tree with long bole and drooping branches. Leaves 2.5-12.7 cm diam., entire or slightly dentate, variable in shape, from elliplic-lanceolate to broad ovate. Flowers small, in large, lax, terminal and axillary cymes. Drupe 1.3-2.5 cm long, conical when young, later ovoid, ripe fruit yellowish brown, pink or nearly black, shining, filled with visid pulp.
Distribution : Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Noakhali, usually growing in grass land and in more open spaces.
Chemical Constituents : Fruit carnel contains protein and oil containing mixture of palmitic, stearic, arachidic, behenic, oleic and linoleic acids and other fatty acids.Taxifolin-3-rhamnoside, ?-sitosterol, palmitic, stearic, oleic and linolenic acids have been isolated from se
Uses : Decoction of the leaf is used in cough and cold. The sticky pulp of the fruit is used for the treatment of cough and chest diseases. EtOH (50%) extract of leaves and stems is antimicrobial (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Habit : Tree