Indian Medlar

Bullet Wood, Indian Medlar Scientific name: Mimusops elengi L. Local/Bangla name: ‘Bokul’         Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)   Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Ericales Family Sapotaceae Genus Mimusops Species M. elengi   Economic Importance Used as ornamental Fruit is edible  

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Gigantic Swallow wort

Gigantic Swallow wort Scientific name: Calotropis gigantea (L.) Dryand. Local name: ‘Akand’           Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Gentianales Family Asclepiadaceae Genus Calotropis Species gigantea   Botanical Description of Gigantic Swallow Wort Habit:  perennial shrub Root: Tap root system Stem: The stem is about 1-1.5m height, stem is grey Leaf: […]

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Basil

Basil Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum L. Local name: তুলশী (‘Tulshi’) Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Lamiales Family Lamiaceae Genus Ocimum Species O. basilicum Botanical Description of Basil Habit: Erect, pilose annual herb Root: Tap root system Stem: The stem is about 6 mm diameter, much branched, light green to dark purple. Leaf: […]

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Olive

Olive Scientific name: Olea europea Common name: ‘Joytun’             Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Lamiales Family Oleaceae Genus Olea Species O. europea   Botanical Description of Olive Habit: Is a large shrub in its native form, ever green perennial tree. Root: Tap root system Stem: Medium sized […]

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek Scientific name: Trigonella foenum-graecum L. Local name: ‘Methi’ Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Fabales Family Fabaceae Genus Trigonella Species T. foenum-graecum     Table 1: Fenugreek variety developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh Sl. No. Name of Variety Developed by Yield 1 BARI  Methi -1 Spices Research […]

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Malabar nut

Malabar nut Scientific name: Justicia adhatoda L. Local name: ‘Basak’           Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order  Lamiales Family Acanthaceae Genus Justicia Species J. adhatoda                                                 […]

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