Family: Asteraceae - Aster family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Gojialata, Shamdalan, Gejiashak.
Tribal Name: Hatichada (Chakma); Sangkhate, Sangkhala, Pru Suang (Marma); Marmai (Murang).
English Name: Crowfoot Grass, Crab Grass
An annual grass, with soft, stout stem. Spikelets pointing forwards at an acute angle with the rachis of the spike.
Plant contains cyanogenetic glucoside, triglochinin, ochratoxin A and a-amylase inhibitors. Grains contain albuminoids, starch and fatty oil. Seed coat contains phenolic compounds and flavonoids (Ghani, 2003). Orientin, isoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, saponarin, violanthin, lucenin-1 and tricin are found in leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Elephantopus scaber L.
Throughout Bangladesh in fallow lands.
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