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Rahman, A. H. M. M., S.K. Nitu, Z. Ferdows and A. K. M. R. Islam, 2013. Medico-botany on herbaceous plants of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. American Journal of Life Sciences. 1 (3): 136-144.

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Taxonomy and Medicinal Uses on Amaranthaceae Family of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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


Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 2, 54-59
DOI: 10.12691/aees-2-2-3
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Cite this paper:
A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman, 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.

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

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.

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