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Request for Id: Please identify the aroid from flood areas of Assam. It usually grows on damp soil during September- October (after flood), maximum 1′ height, corm very small. Is not it Typhonium divaricatum (L.) Decne?

That would be Typhonium flagelliforme Blume, a plant from semi aquatic habitats that is used in the treatment of cough as well as cancer. I was only aware of it growing wild in S India so it might have been introduced in Assam for its medicinal properties. Very widespread throughout Asia even growing in Australia. 


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