BOESENBERGIA LONGIFLORA Kuntze.

Gastrochilus longiflorua Wall.
Family: Zingiberaceae

Tribal name: Nunukkhai (Marma.).

Description of the plant:
BOESENBERGIA LONGIFLORA Kuntze. is a leafy, rhizomatous herb. Leaves about 4 in a tuft; petiole long, erect, channeled; blade 15-30 cm or more long, base cordate or cuneate, often tinged purple beneath. Flowers 1-2 in radical spikes; corolla tube 5-7.6 cm long, very slender, much longer than the bracts, segments 1.25-2.5 cm, white, shorter than the white staminodes.


Boesenbergia Longiflora
BOESENBERGIA LONGIFLORA Kuntze.


Action and Uses:
Marma of Khagrachari use to rub Rhizome of the plant on fore head to cure cataract.

Distribution:
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, in forest floor.