Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.

Family : Nelumbonaceae

Local name : Padum (As.)

Large aquatic herb with milky juice; rootstock stout, creeping; leaves peltate, orbicular, entire, membranous, glaucous, cupped; flowers solitary, large, white or rose; ripe carpels ovoid, loose in the cavities of the enlarged spongy torus.

Distribution :    Common throughout the area.

Uses :

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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam