Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Sadimodi, Mechitra, Sadusi.
Tribal Name: Bel Naw Nuh (Bawm); Fao Ma (Marma); Plowi Pang (Murang); Dandha Upon (Tanchangya).
A glabrous slender herb, 30-40 cm high, erect or diffuse. Leaves very variable; the lower petioled, lyrate or obovate, toothed or entire; the cauline more or less amplexicaul and auricled, usually acute. Heads few, reaching 1.3 cm long, laxly corymbose; flowers purplish.
The plant contains a number of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. It also contains simiaral, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, palmitic acid and triacontanoic acid. Ethanolic extract of aerial parts contains triacontane, n-hexacosanol, ursolic acid and flavonoids including rutin (Ghani, 2003).
Emilia Sonchifolia DC.
Throughout Bangladesh in ponds, swamps and streams.
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