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Steudnera colocasioides Hooker, f.

Group: Monocot
Family: Araceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Tribal Name: Ek daijja kanchu (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

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.

Mode of Uses:

Young petioles are eaten as a vegetable (Chakma).

Distribution:

Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.

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