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Common Name : Tropical Girdlepod     -       Scientific Name : Mitracarpus hirtus (Rubiaceae)      
Lunu Wewa

This is an introduced species. It is native to tropical America but has been introduced to tropical Asia, Africa and Australia.

This is a common weed found throughout the low country dry zone in localities such as paddy fields, roadsides, grasslands etc. Grounded dried leaves are said to heal old ulcers rapidly.

In Wilpattu I have found this plant around Lunu Wewa bungalow.