Lasia spinosa (L.) Thw.

Family : Araceae                    

Local name : Chengamora, Cheng-kachu (As.)

Stout intensively prickly herb with thick creeping rhizome; leaves long-petioled, hastate, sagittate or pinnatifid; spadix short, cylindrical, green, dense-flowered; flowers hermaphrodite; fruits berry.

Distribution : Common throughout the state in marshy places.

Uses :  Leaves used in leucoderma and leucorrhoea.


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