HYGRORYZA ARISTATA (Retz.) Nees.

Family: Poaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Uridhan, Janglidhan, Phutki.

Description of the Plant:
A glabrous floating grass, stem spongy with feathery whorled roots at the nodes. Leaves 2.5-7.5 cm long, linear or ovate-oblong, obtuse, more or less scaberulous above. Panicles about 5 cm long, spikelets very narrow, 20 mm long, awned.

Using Information:
Seeds are cooling and astringent to urinary tract; useful in biliousness (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
The grass contains 7.92% protein (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).

Distribution:
Swamps and wet ground throughout the country.


HYGRORYZA ARISTATA
HYGRORYZA ARISTATA (Retz.) Nees.



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