Growth Habit: Herb
Tribal Name: Ek daijja kanchu (Chakma).
Herbs with a short caudex with a distinct stock. Leaves long-petioled, ovate, and peltate. Flowers monoecious, spathes on axillary peduncles. Spadix very short, dense flowered; male inflorescence capitate or calvate, female usually adnate below to the spathe. Fruits of small clustered berries.
Young petioles are eaten as a vegetable (Chakma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.
Return from Steudnera colocasioides Hooker, f. to Ethnobotany Plants profile.