Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
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.
Leaf and petiole are cooked as vegetables and are reported to be effective to treat cataract.
Chittagong Hill Tracts, on hill slopes in shade.