Earth pea

Earth pea Synonym:  Earth nut Scientific name: Lathyrus tuberosa L. Local name: Not known             Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)   Kingdom         : Plantae Division : Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Subclass : Rosidae Order : Fabales Family : Fabacaeae Genus : Lathyrus Species : L. tuberosa Botanical Description of Earth Pea Habit: Perennial herb Root: […]

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French bean

French bean Synonym: French bean, String bean, Field bean, Flageolet bean, Kidney bean, Garden bean, Green bean, Haricot bean, Pop bean, or Snap bean Scientific name: Phaseolus vulgaris L. Local name: Farashi bean     Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Division : Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Subclass : Rosidae Order : Fabales Family : Fabacaeae Genus : Phaseolus […]

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Pigeon Pea

Pigeon Pea Scientific name: Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. English names: Pigeon Pea, Red Gram, Congo Pea, Cajanus Pea Local names: ‘Arhar’, ‘Arual’         Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom :Plantae Division :Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Subclass :Rosidae Order :Fabales Family :Fabaceae Genus :Cajanus Species :C. cajan Botanical Description Habit: An erect perennial shrub much branched. Root: Tap […]

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Field Pea

Field Pea Scientific name: Pisum sativum L. Bangla/local name: ‘Matarsuti’ Taxonomic position according to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           : Magnoliophyta Class                :Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order               : Fabales Family             : Fabacaeae Genus              : Pisum Species            : P. sativum Origin and Distribution At present peas are grown worldwide, but because of sensitivity to extremes in weather, they are largely confined […]

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Winged Bean

Winged bean Scientific name: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. English name: Winged bean Local name: ‘Kamranga Shim’, ‘Korola Shim’         Taxonomic position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           : Magnoliophyta Class                :Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order               : Fabales Family             : Fabacaeae Genus              : Psophocarpus Species            : P. tetragonolobus   Origin and Distribution: It is originated in New Guinea and […]

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Black Gram

Black gram Scientific name: Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper Bangla/local name: ‘Mashkalai’ Taxonomic position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom      : Plantae Division : Magnoliophyta Class   :Magnoliopsida Subclass   : Rosidae Order     : Fabales Family : Fabacaeae Genus  : Vigna Species : V. mungo Botanical Description of Black Gram Habit: cultivated annual herb Root:  deep rooted tap root system. The internal structure i.e. Anatomy […]

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Grass Pea

Grass Pea Scientific name: Lathyrus sativus L. English names: Grass Pea, Chickling Pea. Local name: Khesari           Kingdom : Plantae Division :Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Subclass :Rosidae Order :Fabales Family :Fabaceae Genus :Lathyrus Species :L. sativus     Botanical Description of Grass Pea  Habit: Annual herb, a procumbent, slender, glabrous to sub-glabrous. Root: Well developed tap-root having bacterial nodules, […]

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Chickpea

Chickpea Scientific name: Cicer arietinum L. English name: Chickpea, Bengal Gram Local name: Boot, Chhola, Chana, Boot Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom :Plantae Division :Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Subclass :Rosidae Order :Fabales Family :Fabaceae Genus : Cicer Species : C.arietinum Botanical Description of Chickpea Habit: Chickpea is an erect or a spreading annual herb           […]

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Mung Bean

English name: Mung bean, Green gram, Golden gram Bangla/local name: মুগ ডাল (‘Moog), সোনা ‍মুগ  (Sunamoog)’ Scientific name: Vigna radiate(L.) Wilezek Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom         : Plantae Division           : Magnoliophyta Class                :Magnoliopsida Subclass          : Rosidae Order               : Fabales Family             : Fabacaeae Genus              : Vigna Species            : V. radiata Chromosome number: 2n=22,24 Botanical Description of Mung bean Habit: cultivated […]

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Lentil

Lentil Scientific name: Lens culinaris Medik. Bangla/Local Name: মসুর (‘Mashur’) Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988) Kingdom : Plantae Division : Magnoliophyta Class  :Magnoliopsida Subclass : Rosidae Order   : Fabales Family : Fabacaeae Genus : Lens Species : L. culinaris   Botanical Description of Lentil Habit: Annual herb Root: Tap root system Stem: Erect or sub-erect, slender, square cover with hairs […]

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