Synonyms: Centrostachys aquatica (R. Br.) Moq.
Family: Amaranthaceae - Amaranth family
Growth Habit: Under shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jal apang (Bangla).
Tribal Name: Nahrangquinlun (Marma).
Under shrubs. Leaves opposite, simple, ovate or elliptic. Flowers in terminal spikes, greenish white of pink, deflexed. Fruits utricles. Seeds oblong, brown.
Tie a piece of root with a thread round the neck of frightened child for the treatment of Phoebia (Marma).
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In forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Sandwip and Sylhet.
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