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Angiosperm Diversity at Jamtala Village of Chapai Nawabganj District, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants

1Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh


Research in Plant Sciences. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 1, 1-9
DOI: 10.12691/plant-4-1-1
Copyright © 2016 Science and Education Publishing

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A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman, Moriom Jamila. Angiosperm Diversity at Jamtala Village of Chapai Nawabganj District, Bangladesh with Emphasis on Medicinal Plants. Research in Plant Sciences. 2016; 4(1):1-9. doi: 10.12691/plant-4-1-1.

Correspondence to: A.H.M.  Mahbubur Rahman, Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Email: ahmmahbubur_rahman@yahoo.com

Abstract

Angiosperm diversity in the Jamtala village of Chapai Nawabganj district, Bangladesh has been studied. A total of 151 species belonging to 131 genera under 64 families were recorded. Habit analysis shows that herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees are represented by 59, 29, 18 and 45 species, respectively. Amaranthaceae, Acanthaceae, Asteraceae, Apocynaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Moraceae, Malvaceae, Mimosaceae, Myrtaceae, Poaceae, Rutaceae, Solanaceae, Verbenaceae are the dominant families with high species diversity. The present investigation deals with forty seven (47) medicinally important angiosperm plant species grown at Jamtala of Chapai Nawabganj district for treatment of different ailments such as asthma, cold, cough, diabetes, diarrhea, dysentery, fever, heart disease, itches, skin disease, paralysis, wound etc. This study provides immense scope for biochemical analysis and screening of the active principle of the medicinal plants present at Jamtala Village of Chapai Nawabganj district for futuristic growth in the field of drug development.

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