HABENARIA CONSTRICTA Hook. f.

Family: Orchidaceae

Tribal Name: Cha-muinda (Marma.).

Description of the Plant:
A terrestrial tall leafy herb, 30-90 cm high. Leaves 10-15 cm long, elliptic acute or acuminate. Spike dense-flowered, cylindric, 10-20 cm long; bracts as long as or longer than the flowers. Flowers yellowish; sepals 12-16 mm long; petals larger, ovate-oblong, gibbous on the lower side; lip rather longer, 3-fid.

Using Information:
Pills made from the whole plant along with the leaves of Plumbago indica are given after the monthly menstrual cycle for 2-3 days as a contraceptive by the Marma tribe in Chittagong Hill Tracts (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Distribution:
Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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