Ipomoea digitata auct.
Ipomoea insignis Ker Gawl.
Convolvulus paniculata L.
Family: Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family
Growth Habit: Vine
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Bhuikumra, Bilaikand, Huffta Aalu.
Tribal Name: Padiye (Khumi).
A large glabrous twinner with tuberous root. Leaves deeply palmately divided into 7-9 segments, each segments ovate, lanceolate or oblong, acuminate. Flowers few to many in axillary or terminal cymes.Corolla funnel-shaped, light purple.Capsule ovoid.
Tuber contains ß-sitosterol and glycoside- paniculatin (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Whole plants are used in to prepare house shed (Khumi). Tubers are used for the treatment of sexual disabilities in Khagrachari.
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.
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