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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2014, 2(2), 54-59
DOI: 10.12691/aees-2-2-3
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Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses on Amaranthaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman1, and M. Iffat Ara Gulshana1

1Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: March 16, 2014

Cite this paper:
A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman and M. Iffat Ara Gulshana. Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses on Amaranthaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2014; 2(2):54-59. doi: 10.12691/aees-2-2-3

Abstract

Taxonomy and medicinal uses on the family Amaranthaceae growing throughout the Rajshahi, Bangladesh was carried out during September 2011 to December 2012. A total of 14 species under 8 genera belonging to the family Amaranthaceae were collected and identified. Out of the total number of species Achyranthes aspera L., Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult., Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb., Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. Ex Roem. & Schult., Amaranthus spinosus L., Amaranthus viridis L., Amaranthus livids L., Amaranthus tricolor L., Amaranthus blitum L., Celosia cristata L., Gomphrena globosa L. were common and Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume., Digera muricata (L.) Mart., Gomphrena celosioedes Mart. was rare species in the study area. For each species botanical name, local name, habit, habitat, phenology, status of occurrence, chromosome number and medicinal uses have been mentioned.

Keywords:
Amaranthaceae Taxonomy medicinal plants folkloric uses rajshahi bangladesh

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