EULOPHIA CAMPESTRIS Wall.

Family: Orchidaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Salibmisri, Sungmisre.

Description of the plant:
A tuberous, terestrial herb; tubers irregularly oblong, often lobed. Leaves two, 25-40 cm long, linear, acuminate, plicate, arising from the apex of a slender sheathing pseudostem. Scape 15-30 cm long; raceme laxly many-flowered. Flowers drooping, subsecund, yellowish or green with pink or purple markings, about 2.5 cm across. Capsule 2 cm long, ellipsoid.


EULOPHIA CAMPESTRIS
EULOPHIA CAMPESTRIS Wall.


Using information:
The tuber is aphrodisiac, astringent, tonic, stomachic, appetizer and alterative; useful in stomatitis, purulent cough and paralytic affection (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong.