Bridelia retusa

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Bridelia retusa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Genus: Bridelia
Species: B. retusa
Binomial name
Bridelia retusa
Stem of Bridelia retusa

Bridelia retusa is a species of Bridelia found in Bangladesh, Nepal,[1] India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Indochina, Thailand and Sumatra.[2][3][4]

This is the commonest Indian species of Bridelia, found in dry deciduous to moist deciduous forests, mixed forest, riverbanks, rocky places, up to 2000 m in South India, 600 m in central and Central-East India, 1600 m on Himalayas and 1000 m in North East India. Found throughout the country excluding Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[5]

The bark of the roots is used in traditional medicine.[6]


  1. ^ Bridelia retusa,
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Flora of China Vol. 11 Page 175 大叶土蜜树 da ye tu mi shu Bridelia retusa (Linnaeus) A. Jussieu, Euphorb. Gen. 109. 1824.
  4. ^ Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh: Bridelia retusa (L.) Spreng.
  5. ^ Flora of India, Botanical Survey of India. "Flora of India, Volume 23, (Loranthaceae - Daphniphyllaceae), Pp 558, 2012". Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
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