Graveyards Angiosperm Diversity of Rajshahi City, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 98-104
Received: May 12, 2013;
Published: Jun. 20, 2013
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A. H. M. Mahbubu Rahman, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
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Angiosperm diversity in the graveyards of Rajshahi city corporation area has been studied. A total of 106 angiosperm species under 91 genera and 44 families were recorded. Of these, Magnoliopsida is represented by 96 species under 82 genera and 40 families while Liliopsida is represented by 10 species under 10 genera and 4 families. Moraceae is the largest family in Magnoliopsida represented by 6 species, and Arecaceae is the largest family in Liliopsida represented by 4 species. Habit analysis shows that herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees are represented by 27, 26, 9 and 44 species, respectively. Forty nine (49) medicinal plants have been documented with their uses for the cure of more than 45 diseases, and some of these are abscess, asthma, abortion, cough, cold, chicken pox, constipation, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, eczema, fever, and fracture of bone, headache, heart disease, itches, jaundice, menstrual disease, paralysis, piles, skin diseases, snake-bite, sex problems, toothache, vomiting, worm, wound and others.
Angiosperm Diversity, Graveyards, Medicinal Plants, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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A. H. M. Mahbubu Rahman,
Graveyards Angiosperm Diversity of Rajshahi City, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants, American Journal of Life Sciences.
Vol. 1, No. 3,
2013, pp. 98-104.
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