Opium

Opium

Scientific name: Papaver somniferum Linn.

Local/Bangla Name: ‘Afim’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

KingdomPlantae
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
SubclassRosidae
OrderRanunculales
FamilyPapaveraceae
Genus Papaver
SpeciesP. somniferum

 

opium

 

opium-fruit

 

 

Economic Importance: Ornamental and medicinal purposes. It is also used as narcotics.

 

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