Habitat : Paddies, pond margins, streamsides, open forests, swampy or inundated soil
Comments / notes : The leaves, beaten into pulp and applied as a poultice, are considered to have a cleansing and healing effect on neglected and callous ulcers. They parently possess some antiSepic property.
Flower, Fruit : August-May
Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
Native : Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Exotic/Native : Native
World Distribution : Tropical and subtropical Asia to North-East Australia
Literature : Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 178