Synonyms: Piper pellucidum L.
Family: Piperaceae - Pepper family
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Luchi pata, Peperomia.
Tribal Name: Chasherrow (Rakhaing), Drulturnah (Bawm), Chasherrow (Tripura).
Succulent herbs Leaves alternate, simple, membranous. Flowers in spikes, sunken in rachis. Fruits ellipsoid with persistent stigma. Abundant in the shaddy area.
Leaves contain a large quantity of the essential amino acids, lysine, leucine and isoleucine, moderate amounts of valine, threonine and phenylalanine and also many other essential and non-essential amino acids. Apiol, 2,4,5-trimethoxy styrene and 3 phytosterols, campesterol, stigmasterol and ß-sitosterol have also been isolated from this plant (Ghani, 2003).
Throughout Bangladesh in moist, shady places.
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