Family: Taccaceae - Tacca family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Matimunda
Tribal Name: Heyong pith (Chakma).
Herbs. Rootstock oblong. Leaves radical, large, long-petioled. Flowers in umbellate cymes.
A paste of the leaves is applied to the body, in addition the root extract is taken for the treatment of abnormal behaviour (Chakma).
Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Moulvi Bazar.
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