DIOSCOREA HAMILTONII Hook. f.

Family: Dioscoreaceae

Tribal name:Murmujja amiala (Chakma), Brara (Bawm), Tha lang ta (Tripura), Thakan Budo, Tan Pawa (Marma).

Description of the plant:
A considerable climber. Leaves opposite and alternate, 7.6-20 cm long, cordately or subhastately ovate or lanceolate. Male spikes whorled on the branches of very slender, elongate, axillary and terminal panicles, flowers small, globose. Capsules 2.5-3.8 cm long, membranous, sides parallel, tip acute.


DIOSCOREA HAMILTONII
DIOSCOREA HAMILTONII Hook. f.


Using information:
The leaf paste is taken by Chakma for the treatment of jaundice (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.