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Tacca levis Roxb.

Group: Monocot
Family: Taccaceae - Tacca family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Matimunda

Tribal Name: Heyong pith (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:

Herbs. Rootstock oblong. Leaves radical, large, long-petioled. Flowers in umbellate cymes.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is applied to the body, in addition the root extract is taken for the treatment of abnormal behaviour (Chakma).

Distribution:

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Moulvi Bazar.

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