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The rhizome of Maranta arundinacea, a plant of tropic America, which is the source of a form of starch formerly used as a dietary supplement.
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The plants Brassica campestris, Raphanus sativus, Manihot esculenta, Maranta arundinacea, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Moringa oleifera, Musa paradisiaca, Setaria italica, Corchorus capsularis, and Corchorus olitorius are cultivated in various parts of Bangladesh including some in the Monga-prone areas.