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Rhaphidophora decurssiva (Roxb.) Schott

Group: Monocot
Family: Araceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Climber

Tribal Name: Denoango (Chakma), Baro harsanga (Tanchangya).

Description of the Plant:

A large climber. Leaf blade oblong, leaves with usually over 12 pinnae per side; pinnae narrower, more widely spaced, apices finely acuminate, slightly curved. Spadix large, ovaries longer, fibrous.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is applied to infected area for insect bites (Chakma).

The root extract is taken for the treatment of dysuria (Tanchangya).

Distribution:

Almost throughout the country.

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