Synonym: Drosera dietrichiana Rchb.f.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Surja sishir.
English name: Sundew.
Description of the Plant: A small,
compact insectivorous plant. Leaves all lie flat on the ground in a rosette,
6-12 mm long, narrow at the base. The upper surface is covered with sticky
glands which trap insects and digest them. Tiny flowers arise on a leafless
scape, 5-20 cm long, arising from leaf axils.
Plant parts Used: Whole plant.
Traditional Uses: Traditionally the plant is used for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, and whooping cough.
Distribution: This species is found in Dhaka, Chittagong, Netrokona, Sylhet, Thakurgaon districts, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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