Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha Scientific name: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal English name: Winter Cherry Local name: ‘Aswagandha’ Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Solanales Family Solanaceae Genus Withania Species somnifera Botanical description Habit: A suffruticose, erect, unarmed undershrub, thinly woolly, reaching a height of 1.5 m. Stem: Stem terete, branches ascending. Leaves: Leaves 5-10 x 2.5-5.0 […]

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BARI KALOZIRA-1

VARIETY:  BARI KALOZIRA-1  Main Features of the Variety   Developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute(BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh Method of development/origin Bangladesh Year of release 2008 Main characteristics Plant height almost 55-60 cm, leaf/primary branch 5-7 and number of pods/plant 20-25, number of seed/pod 75-80 , seed weight/pod 0.20-0.27g, seed weight/ plant 5-7g, 1000-seed weight 3-3.25g,comparatively less infestation of disease and […]

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Sal Tree

Sal Scientific name: Shorea robusta Bangla/local name: ‘Gazari’             Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Malvales Family Dipterocarpaceae Genus Shorea Species robusta Botanical Description Habit: Sal is a large sub deciduous tree. It is up to 30 meter high. Root: Taproot system Stem: They have tough texture. Young […]

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Maloo creeper

Maloo creeper Scientific name: Bauhinia vahlii Bangla/local name: ‘Sihar Fol’ Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist   Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Fabales Family Fabaceae Genus Phanera Species vahlii  Botanical Description Habit: Perennial climbing shrub Root: Tap root system Stem: The woody stems can be 10 – 30 metres long and up to 20cm in diameter. The plant supports […]

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Dodder

Dodder English Name: Dodder Scientific name: Cuscuta reflexa  L. Bangla/Local name: ‘Sarnalata’ Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Solanales Family Convovulaceae Genus Cuscuta Species reflexa   Economic Importance: It is an important ornamental plants, also used as medicinal purposes.

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Polash /The flame of the forest

Polash /The flame of the forest English Name: The flame of the forest Scientific name: Butea monosperma  Kuntze Bangla/Local name: ‘Palash’ Taxonomic Position (According to Cronquist) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Fabales Family Fabaceae Genus Butea Species monosperma Economic Importance: It is an important ornamental plants, also used as medicinal purposes.

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Cassia

Cassia Scientific name: Cassia occidentalis Linn. Local/Bangla Name: ‘Kalkasunde’ Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Fabales Family Caesalpinaceae Genus  Cassia Species occidentalis   Economic Importance: Used as medicinal purposes.  

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Camphor

Camphor Scientific name: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm. Local/Bangla Name: ‘Karpur’           Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist, 1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Laurales Family Lauraceae Genus  Cinnamomum Species camphora  Economic Importance: Used as medicinal purposes. Economic Importance Widely cultivated as a street and garden tree, C. camphora is cultivated for camphor, which […]

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Opium

Opium Scientific name: Papaver somniferum Linn. Local/Bangla Name: ‘Afim’               Taxonomic Position (according to Cronquist, 1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Subclass Rosidae Order Ranunculales Family Papaveraceae Genus Papaver Species somniferum         Economic Importance: Ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is also used as narcotics.  

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