Family: Araceae - Arum family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ghondui.
Tribal Name: Shigon shag (Chakma), Srakang (Marma), Ghandhiri (Tripura).
Evergreen herb, Leaves several ovate, cordate, tip acute or acuminate, Petiole longer that the blade. Peduncle shorter than the petiole spathe oblong lanceolate, convolute not constricted, subacute. Spadix shortly stipitate, very stout, shorter or subequal to spathe. Fruit a berry, ovoid.
Roots are taken in influenza (Chakma). Petioles have been seen to be sold in market as vegetables.
The petioles are cooked as vegetables, some times with dry fish(Chakma, Tripura, and Marma).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
Return from Homalomena coerulescens Jungh in Schedula ex. Miquel to Ethnobotany Plants profile.