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Monochoria vaginalis.

Botanical name:

Monochoria vaginalis Presl. Pontederiaceae.

Asia and African tropics. This species is esteemed as a medical plant in Japan, Java and on the Coromandel Coast. Its young shoots are edible.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.

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