Scientific name: Amorphophallus bulbifer (Roxb.) Blume
Synonym: Arum bulbiferum Roxb.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Jongle-ol, Amla-bela, Ulki.
Tribal name: Baghadumm, Chung-moro (Garo); Banka (Koch); Kenra-kachu (Rakhaing).
English name: Devil’s tongue, Voodoo lily, Corpse flower, Snake palm.
Description of the plant: An annual herb with large, depressed-globose, much-warted tubers. Leaves solitary, 3-partite, segments pinnatisect, appearing long after the flowers. Spathe 15-23 cm across. Spadix very stout; female inflorescence cylindric, male subturbinate, appendage dark-purple. Berries ovoid.
Plant parts used: Leaf.
Ethnomedicinal uses: A paste is made with the very young leaves of the plant is applied on the biting place twice a day for two days to treat insect bite.
The plant is used in boils, hemorrhoids, tumours, cough, bronchitis, asthma, inflammation, and pain of rheumatic swelling.
Distribution: It is found in Sherpur, Mymensingh, Gazipur, Comilla, Habiganj, Maulvi Bazar, Sylhet, and Chittagong districts, and in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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