Poaceae/Gramineae Family

Family: Poaceae Conserved name of the family: Gramineae Popular name of the family: Grass family Taxonomic position (according to Cronquist, 1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           : Magnoliophyta Class                : Liliopsida Subclass          : Commelinidae Order               : Poales Family             : Poaceae  Identifying characters of the family Stem round cylindrical,  solid node with  hollow internode, and the stem is called culm Auricle and […]

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Family: Lamiaceae

Family: Lamiaceae Popular name: The Mint Family Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Subclass Order Lamiales Family Lamiaceae Botanical Description of the Family Habit: Mostly herb, however under shrub and rarely trees are found Root: Tap root system Stem: Stem generally quadrangular in transverse section, usually covered with trichome and glands Leaf: Simple, opposite, rarely […]

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Family Basellaceae

Family Basellaceae Taxonomic Position according to Cronquist Kingdom                     :Plantae Division                       :Magnoliophyta Class                            :Magnoliopsida Subclass                      :Caryophyllidae Order                           :Caryophyllalase Family                         :Basellaceae Table 1. : Crop plant species under Basellaceae family Serial Number English name Bangla/local name Scientific name Plant parts use Usefulness 1 Indian spinach Puishak Basella alba   Young shoot Vegetable 2 Srilangkan spinach Puishak A.     rubra Young shoot […]

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Family Fabaceae

Family                        : Fabaceae Conserved name        : Leguminosae Popular name            : The Pea or Bean Family Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           : Magnoliophyta Class                :Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order               : Fabales Family             : Fabacaeae Previously, the family Leguminosae was divided into three sub-family e.g. Papilionaceae, Caesalpinaceae and Mimosaceae. Now these three sub-families are recognized as independent family […]

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Family: Myrtaceae

Family:  Myrtaceae Popular name: The Myrtal Family Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Subclass Rosidae Order Myrtales Family Myrtaceae Botanical Description of the Family Habit: Shrubs or small to large tree Root: Tap root system Stem: Stem cylindrical, bark is smoothed or may be rough, white, grey black in color, stem is branched Leaf: Simple, […]

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Family: Rutaceae

Family: Rutaceae Popular name: The orange family/Rue family Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist) Kingdom        : Plantae Division          : Magnoliophyta Class               : Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order              : Sapindales Family             : Rutaceae Identifying characters of the family Plants predominantly tree or shrub Leaves are exsitpulated with winged petiole and gland dotted Flowers bisexual, regular with a large honey disc present […]

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Family-Arecaceae

Family-Arecaceae Consereved name of the family: Palmae Popular name: The Palm Family Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           :Magnoliophyta Class                :Liliopsida Subclass          :Arecidae Order               :Arecales Family             :Arecaceae Distinguishing characters of the family Generally tree, unbranched Inflorescence is compound spadix Flower monoecious or dioecious, actinomorphic Perianth free and persistent About 225 genera and 2600 specieses are found […]

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Family: Rhamnaceae

Family: Rhamnaceae The Buckthorn Family Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist) Kingdom        : Plantae Division          : Magnoliophyta Class               : Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order              : Rhamnales Family            : Rhamnaceae   It is widely distributed in the drier part of tropical Africa and Asia. In Bangladesh and India the family is found throughout the country. Botanical Description of the Family Habit: […]

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Family: Sapindaceae

Family: Sapindaceae Popular name: The Soapberry Family Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Sapindales Family Sapindaceae Botanical Description of the Family Habit: Trees, shrub or lians, rarely herbaceous climbers, monoecious or dioecious. Root: Tap root system Stem: Branched Leaves: Leaves, pinnate, trifoliate, simple or rarely compound. Inflorescence: Mostly terminal, sometime axillary, ramiflorous Flower: Pentamerous, […]

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Family: Rubiaceae

Family: Rubiaceae Popular name: The Madder Family Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Gentianales Family Rubiaceae Botanical Description of the Family Habit: Trees, shrub and sometime herb as well. Most plants of this family grow in the tropics, many of them as shrubs or trees. Root: Tap root system Stem: Branched, rarely with hooks […]

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