COLOCASIA AFFINIS Schott.

Family: Araceae

Description of the Plant

A herb; tuber small. Leaves 10-15 cm long, ovate or orbicular-ovate, base rounded, green with dark blotches between the nerves. Spathe 10-15 cm long, tumid, green; limb primrose yellow. Spadix with a narrow neck between the male and female inflorescence; appendage slender, narrowed to the tip, golden yellow.

Actions and Uses

Leaf and petiole are cooked as vegetables and are reported to be effective to treat cataract.

Distribution

Chittagong Hill Tracts, on hill slopes in shade.


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