Family: Araceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Sunat, Batilata, Sundad, Hatilata

Tribal Name: Hijing chinepata (Chakma).

Description of the Plant:
An extensive, climber, clothing trees like ivy; stem leafy. Leaves very variable, 5-10 cm long, obovate, elliptic or lanceolate, acute, acuminate or apiculate, base cuneate or rounded; petiole broadly winged, 2.5-7.5 cm long. Spathe 4-6 mm long, cymbiform, cuspidate, green. Spadix yellow, as long as the spathe, stipitate, globose, ovoid or shortly oblong; the stipes as long as the inflorescence. Berries 13-17 mm, oblong, scarlet on ripenig.

Using information:
The root bruised and fried in oil is applied to cure abscess. Infusion of the leaves is used in both for curing convulsions and epilepsy. Cut stem with camphor is smoked like tobacco for asthma. The plant is given for hysteria and snake-bite in Khagrachari (Yusuf et al. 2009).

North Bengal, Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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