DIOSCOREA BELOPHYLLA (Prain) Haines

Family: Dioscoriaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Shora alu.

Description of the plant:
A large twinner, tubers variable. Bulbils numerous, irregular in shape, warted. Stem twining to the left. Leaves usually alternate, ovate, acuminate, base more or less deeply cordate, spikes axillary, long, clustered, capsules, oblong.


DIOSCOREA BELOPHYLLA
DIOSCOREA BELOPHYLLA (Prain) Haines


Using information:
Shoots are used for the treatment of heart trouble in Rema-Kalenga. Chakma of Chittagong Hill Tracts use fresh leaves for the treatment of jaundice and mumps (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forest areas of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Moulvi Bazar and Sylhet.