Lasia SPINOSA (L.) Thw.

Synonym : Lasia heterophylla Schott.
Dracontium spinosum L.
Lasia crassifolia Engl.
Lasia roxburghii Griff.
Pothos lasia Roxb.
Bangla Name : Kantakachu, Kattosh (Chittagong). ,Gandagi (Chakma), Taratu (Marma), Kattolii (Tanchangya).
English Name : -
Family : Araceae
Disease : Colic and rheumatism.
Description : A stout, intensely prickly marsh plant, with creeping rootstock. Leaves long petioled, 15-45 cm long, young hastate or sagittate, old pinnatifid, segments lanceolate, acuminate. Spathe 20-35 cm long, spirally twisted above the spadix. Spadix about 2.5 cm long, scarlet-coloured. Fruit an oblong capitate syncarp, 5 cm diam.
Distribution : Throughout the country in low-lying shady areas, near water bodies.
Chemical Constituents : -
Uses : The plant is recommended for colic, rheumatism and intestinal diseases. Corm is used as a remedy for throat affections. Leaves and corms are given as a cure for piles in Khagrachari.
Habit : -