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¦`*•.Arrow Leaf Pondweed.•*´¦

Common name:Arrow Leaf Pondweed, arrow-leaf monochoria, hastate-leaf pondweed, monochoria •Hindi: लौंकिया Launkia •Bengali: Nukha
Botanical name:Monochoria hastata Family:Pontederiaceae(Pickerel weed family)
Arrow-leaf Pondweed is an emergent aquatic herb with stems approximately 0.7-1.2 m long. The basal leaves are arrow-shaped. The inflorescence of 25- 60 flowers is in a dense spike 6-9 cm long. The flowers are 13-16 mm long, purple or whitish. One anther is coloured blue, c. 6 mm long, the other 5 anthers are yellow and c. 4 mm long. The seed capsule is 7 mm long, and 5-6 mm diameter. This species occurs in India, Sri Lanka and SE Asia, extending to New Guinea and Australia. Arrow-leaf Pondweed is often grown as an ornamental in water gardens, and the entire plant except its roots is eaten in India. Flowering: March–June.
Medicinal uses:Plant is considered alterative, tonic and cooling. Juice of leaves is applied to boils. Rhizomes are powdered with charcoal and used for scurf.

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