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Alocasia indica Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Araceae - Arum family
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Bengali Name: Mankachu.

Tribal Name: Korpa (Chakma).

English Name: Giant Taro.

Description of the Plant:

A robust herb with long, cylindrical caudex. Leaves large 60-90 cm long, triangular-sagittate. Peduncle shorter than the petiole, spathe 20-30 cm, pale yellow, spadix equaling the spathe.

Mode of Uses:

Whole plant is used as vegetable. Curry prepared from the whole plant is taken every day those are suffering from habitual constipation, anal inflammation and rheumatism.


Cultivated all over Bangladesh.

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