https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/issue/feed Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 2019-12-23T16:15:03+00:00 Prof. Dr. Mohammed Almujaddade Alfasane mujaddade@yahoo.com Open Journal Systems <p>The official journal of the Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists. Full text articles available.</p> <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons Licence"></a><br>Articles in the <em>Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy</em> are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY License <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44574 Pollen morphology of section <i>Cheirolepis</i> Boiss. of the genus <i>Centaurea</i> L. (Asteraceae) in Turkey 2019-12-23T16:14:29+00:00 Burcu Yilmaz Çitak burcuyilmaz@selcuk.edu.tr Hüseyin Dural burcuyilmaz@selcuk.edu.tr Tuna Uysal burcuyilmaz@selcuk.edu.tr Nur Münevver Pinar burcuyilmaz@selcuk.edu.tr <p>In this paper, the palynomorphology of 17 taxa of section <em>Cheirolepis</em> in Turkey,&nbsp;were investigated by light (LM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). Detailed&nbsp;descriptions of the pollen grains were given for each taxon and a well-resolved&nbsp;dendrogram was generated through numerical analysis of palynological diagnostic&nbsp;features. The pollen grains were found to be radially symmetric, isopolar, and generally&nbsp;3-zonocolporate, with the exception of <em>C. derderiifolia</em>, <em>C. kotschyi</em> var. <em>floccosa</em>, and <em>C.&nbsp;saligna</em>, which were also 4-zonocolporate. The shape of the pollen grains were prolatespheroidal,&nbsp;with the polar axes of 32.76–46.26 μm and equatorial axes of 31.86–45.82&nbsp;μm. The sculpturing of the pollen grains was generally scabrate-perforate or rarely&nbsp;microechinate-perforate. The spines were conical with a changing base length. The length&nbsp;and the width of the spines varied between 0.48 and 2.28 μm and 0.4 and 3.39 μm,&nbsp;respectively. The number of perforations at the base of the spines ranged in two or more<br>rows and they varied between 5 and 30. The number of spines was 16–70 in 10 μm2. The&nbsp;results of this study showed that the polar axes, equatorial axes, aperture type, pollen&nbsp;shape, spine length, perforation number, and number of spines in 10 μm2 are essential for&nbsp;distinguishing the studied taxa. The taxa were grouped by clustering analysis of selected&nbsp;pollen characters using the UPGMA method.</p> 2019-12-23T12:01:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44575 New records of three species and a genus of angiosperms for Bangladesh 2019-12-23T16:14:32+00:00 Gazi Mosharof Hossain gazibotju@gmail.com Saleh Ahammad Khan gazibotju@gmail.com Sayedur Rahman gazibotju@gmail.com Sandeep Sharma gazibotju@gmail.com Md. Abdur Rahim gazibotju@gmail.com Md. Rakibul Islam Khan gazibotju@gmail.com <p>Three species viz., <em>Cayratia maritima</em> Jackes of family Vitaceae Juss., <em>Leptadenia&nbsp;reticulata</em> (Retz.) Wight &amp; Arn. of Apocynaceae Juss. and <em>Oberonia disticha</em> (Lam.)&nbsp;Schltr. of Orchidaceae Juss. have been reported here for the first time from Sundarban&nbsp;Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh. The genus <em>Leptadenia</em> R.Br. is a new addition to the&nbsp;Angiosperms of Bangladesh. Taxonomic description, photographs and illustrations of&nbsp;these species have been provided.</p> 2019-12-23T12:23:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44576 Pollen morphology and its systematic implication on some species of <i>Artemisia</i> L. from Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan 2019-12-23T16:14:33+00:00 Adil Hussain adil.phdbt31@iiu.edu.pk Daniel Potter adil.phdbt31@iiu.edu.pk Muhammad Qasim Hayat adil.phdbt31@iiu.edu.pk Sumaira Sahreen adil.phdbt31@iiu.edu.pk Syed Ali Imran Bokhari adil.phdbt31@iiu.edu.pk <p>This study was accomplished to scrutinize the pollen morphology of 15 species of the genus <em>Artemisia</em> of&nbsp;the family Asteraceae from Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan by means of scanning electron microscopy&nbsp;(SEM). Results revealed pollen grains of <em>Artemisia</em> species with tricolporate shape, and characterized by&nbsp;globular symmetry (ellipsoid ball shaped from equatorial side and three lobed rounds from polar view) with&nbsp;few exceptions. Additionally, the pollens are marked with reduced spinules on their surfaces which are&nbsp;diagnostic character for the genus <em>Artemisia</em>. In this study, seven micromorphological characters of pollen&nbsp;grains of 15 <em>Artemisia</em> species <em>viz.</em> shape of pollen, arrangement of spinules, exine sculpture, spinules base,&nbsp;equatorial width and polar length, were employed to construct a dendrogram following the consequential&nbsp;cluster analyses. In the dentrogram, four groups within the studied Artemisia species have been recognized.&nbsp;The pollen morphology of <em>Artemisia</em> could be a good taxonomic marker to cope with its taxonomic&nbsp;delimitations in combination with other floral and molecular attributes.</p> 2019-12-23T12:37:39+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44577 Morphological and molecular identification of ten plant pathogenic fungi 2019-12-23T16:14:35+00:00 Shamim Shamsi prof.shamsi@gmail.com Mohammad Nurul Islam prof.shamsi@gmail.com Sarowar Hosen prof.shamsi@gmail.com Md. Al-Mamun prof.shamsi@gmail.com Pranami Chowdhury prof.shamsi@gmail.com Mst. Selina Momtaz prof.shamsi@gmail.com Najmun Naher prof.shamsi@gmail.com Zuhra Yeasmin prof.shamsi@gmail.com Sadia Sultana prof.shamsi@gmail.com Amina Khatun prof.shamsi@gmail.com Abu Al-Islam prof.shamsi@gmail.com Md. Abul Bashar prof.shamsi@gmail.com <p>Ten pathogenic fungi of Deuteromycetes were isolated from seven angiospermic&nbsp;hosts such as pointed gourd, tomato, rice, wheat, maize, chickpea and jute.&nbsp;Morphological characterization and molecular analyses were performed for accurate&nbsp;identification of the isolated pathogenic fungi. The sequence results obtained using the&nbsp;ITS1 and ITS4 primers were compared with NCBI GenBank and BOL database using&nbsp;BLAST analysis. <em>Fusarium chlamydosporum</em> and <em>Penicillium pinophilum</em> are recorded&nbsp;first time from Bangladesh.</p> 2019-12-23T13:00:01+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44578 New records of phytoplankton for Bangladesh: Division - Cryptophyta 2019-12-23T16:14:37+00:00 Ashika Akhtar mujaddade@yahoo.com Mst. Ayesha mujaddade@yahoo.com Maliha Mehnaz mujaddade@yahoo.com Md. Almujaddade Alfasane mujaddade@yahoo.com Z.N. Tahmida Begum mujaddade@yahoo.com <p>The paper records 6 species of freshwater phytoplankton from the algal Division&nbsp;Cryptophyta. The species are <em>Cryptomonas pyrenoidifera</em> Geitler, <em>C. caudata</em> Schiller,&nbsp;<em>C. tetrapyrenoidosa</em> Skuja, <em>Chroomonas breviciliata</em> Nygaard, <em>C. reflexa</em> Kiss. and&nbsp;<em>Cyathomonas truncata</em> (Fres.) Fisch HP. These are newly recorded species from Sylhet&nbsp;Division of Bangladesh.</p> 2019-12-23T13:12:57+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44579 Distribution and characterization of <i>Aegilops cylindrica</i> host from Iran 2019-12-23T16:14:38+00:00 Behnam Bakhshi behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com Mohammad Jaffar Aghaei behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com Eissa Zarifi behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com Mohammad Reza Bihamta behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com Ehsan Mohseni Fard behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com Mohammad Reza Naroui Rad behnam.bakhshi@gmail.com <p>Jointed goatgrass (<em>Aegilops cylindrica</em> Host; 2n = 4x = 28, C<sup>c</sup>C<sup>c</sup>D<sup>c</sup>D<sup>c</sup>) is a tetraploid&nbsp;remote relative of bread wheat (<em>Triticum aestivum</em> L; 2n=6x=42, AABBDD) with two&nbsp;genomes and 28 chromosomes. The diversity center of this species is in the Fertile&nbsp;Crescent and in central Asia and could also be found in many places in Iran. In this&nbsp;experiment, 359 accessions provided by National Plant Gene Bank of Iran (NPGBI) were&nbsp;used. Based on the geographical distribution, the highest distribution of <em>A. cylindrica</em> is&nbsp;found in North, West and North-West regions of Iran. The data on the distribution of <em>A.&nbsp;cylindrica</em> showed that its distribution centers in Iran are more than those reported in the&nbsp;previous studies. Chromosome counting showed that all <em>A. cylindrica</em> accessions are&nbsp;tetraploid (2n=4x=28). Results of factor analysis for nine morphological chromosome&nbsp;traits showed that karyotypic variation within accessions are related to the length of&nbsp;chromosomes and there is difference between the accessions for their total chromosome&nbsp;length, but the karyotype of different accessions are almost the same for the symmetry.&nbsp;Low coefficient of variation in morphological traits as well as symmetric karyotypes of&nbsp;<em>A. cylindrica</em> species observed in this study could lead us to predict that <em>A. cylindrica&nbsp;</em>could be a recently evolved species among the remote relatives of bread wheat.</p> 2019-12-23T13:35:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44580 Three new species records of the genus <i>Pinalia</i> Lindl. (Orchidaceae) for Bangladesh 2019-12-23T16:14:39+00:00 Mohammed Kamrul Huda mkhuda70@hotmail.com Mohammed Mozammel Hoque mkhuda70@hotmail.com Md. Owahidul Alam mkhuda70@hotmail.com <p><em>Pinalia obesa</em> (Lindl.) Kuntze, <em>Pinalia spicata</em> (D. Don) S. C. Chen &amp; J. J. Wood&nbsp;and <em>Pinalia acervata</em> (Lindl.) Kuntze of the family Orchidaceae have been reported here&nbsp;as new angiospermic record for Bangladesh flora. Detailed examination with description,&nbsp;flowering time, ecology and geological distribution of the species has been provided here&nbsp;with illustration and photographs.</p> 2019-12-23T13:48:50+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44581 DNA barcoding and morpho-anatomical characters of two forms of <i>Convolvulus arvensis</i> L. (Convolvulaceae) grown in Asir region, Saudi Arabia 2019-12-23T16:14:40+00:00 Mahmoud Moustafa mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa Saad Alamri mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa Ali Shati mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa Mohmed Al-Kahtani mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa Sulaiman Alrumman mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa Abdelraheem Tawfek mfmostfa@kku.edu.sa <p>DNA barcoding and morpho-anatomical characters of two forms of <em>Convolvulus&nbsp;arvensis</em> L. growing in Asir region, Saudi Arabia were studied. We applied three&nbsp;molecular markers, ITS, rbcL and matK for phylogenetic reconstruction in combination&nbsp;with 24 morpho-anatomical characters to provide proposal for the recognition of its&nbsp;population under two forms. Plant samples were collected from ten various populations&nbsp;of <em>C. arvensis</em> supposed to be of two different forms, and finally these have been found to&nbsp;be of two new forms (small leaf) and form (large leaf) for the flora of Saudi Arabia.&nbsp;TWINSPAN results showed that there was negative group with twenty one objects&nbsp;including stem length, stem thickness, seed shapes, petiole length, leaf apex, leaf length,&nbsp;petal circumference, leaf width, capsule length, capsule width, stamen length, anther&nbsp;width, anther length, carpel length, venations type, pollen grains shape, T.S of stem, root&nbsp;and leaf, stigma shape and anther base surface and positive group including hairs,&nbsp;stomata and anther shape. Dendrogram upon morpho-anatomical characters resolved two&nbsp;main clusters, one cluster of form (large leaf) and the other of form (small leaf).&nbsp;Amplified gene region for the form (small leaf)-<em>rbc</em>L showed 100% identity with <em>C.&nbsp;lineatus</em>; form (small leaf)-<em>mat</em>K and form (large leaf)-<em>mat</em>K had 99% identity with&nbsp;<em>Calystegia sepium</em> (L.) R. Br. Form of (small leaf)–ITS had 100% identity with that of <em>C.&nbsp;arvensis</em>; form (large leaf)-<em>rbc</em>L had 100% identity with those of <em>C. arvensis</em> and <em>C.&nbsp;lineatus</em>. Form (large leaf)–ITS had 99% identity with that of <em>C. arvensis</em>. The results of&nbsp;molecular phylogenetic analyses based on certain morphological and rbcL data support&nbsp;two main clusters within <em>C. arvensis</em> which is consistent with two forms, form (small&nbsp;leaf) and form (large leaf).</p> 2019-12-23T14:10:06+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44582 Morphological and anatomical investigation among six variants of <i>Canna indica</i> L. 2019-12-23T16:14:42+00:00 Nahid Sultana prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com Sabiha Sultana Akhi prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com Md. Abul Hassan prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com M. Oliur Rahman prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com <p>The present study explores detailed morphological and anatomical features of six&nbsp;variants of <em>Canna indica</em> L. Noticeable variations have been recorded in the morphology&nbsp;of six variants of <em>C. indica</em> especially on the basis of their different colours of leaves,&nbsp;flowers, staminodes and fruits. Root, stem and leaf anatomy of <em>C. indica</em> revealed little&nbsp;variation among the variants employed in the study. Phloem is 5-6 layered in the variant&nbsp;2 (small red), 4-5 layered in the variant 4 (orange), and 3-4 layered in the remaining&nbsp;variants. The variant 4 (orange) can be distinguished from other five variants&nbsp;anatomically, by presence of 5-7 layers of schlerenchymatous tissue, and morphologically&nbsp;by its green pseudostem, ovate to obovate leaves, orange flowers, green bracts&nbsp;with maroon edges and orange-red staminodes. However, based on morphological and&nbsp;anatomical discrepancies the variants of <em>Canna indica</em> cannot be assigned to discrete&nbsp;taxonomic variety.</p> 2019-12-23T14:24:02+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44583 Ethnomedicinal study focusing on anti-diabetic plants used by the people living in and around Dhaka 2019-12-23T16:14:44+00:00 Mohammad Zashim Uddin zashim01@gmail.com Farhana Yesmin Mitu zashim01@gmail.com Atiya Begum Rifat zashim01@gmail.com Abdullah Al-Kaium zashim01@gmail.com <p>The present article mainly focused on the ethnomedicinal plants used by the&nbsp;community living in and around Dhaka to manage the diabetes. Ethnomedicinal data&nbsp;were collected using semi-structured interviews with key informants during June 2017 to&nbsp;July 2018 followed by field interviews, plant interviews, checklist interviews and group&nbsp;discussion techniques. A total of 92 ethnomedicinal plant species under 46 families have&nbsp;been documented. These species were used to treat 55 ailments through 200 formularies.&nbsp;Herbs are the most common medicinal plants in the study area followed by trees, shrubs&nbsp;and climbers. Leaf is mostly used for the preparation of herbal medicine. Among the total&nbsp;92 ethnomedicinal plants, 11 species have been used for diabetes management by the&nbsp;community people. Disease category diabetes showed maximum factor informant<br>consensus value. Most cited ethnomedicinal plant species for the diabetes management&nbsp;are <em>Gynura nepalensis</em> DC., <em>Coccinia grandis</em> L. Voigt, <em>Aloe vera</em> (L.) Burm. f., <em>Syzygium&nbsp;cumini</em> (L.) Skeels, <em>Swietenia mahagoni</em> (L.) Jacq., <em>Momordica dioica</em> Roxb. <em>ex.</em> Willd.,&nbsp;<em>Catharanthus roseus</em> (L.) G. Don, <em>Streblus asper</em> Lour., <em>Bryophyllum pinnatum</em> (Lamk.)&nbsp;Oken, <em>Tamarindus indica</em> L. and <em>Scoparia dulcis</em> L. The results in the present study for&nbsp;diabetes management were very preliminary and based on which sound conclusion was&nbsp;not possible. Further ethnopharmacological study is very essential on such species to&nbsp;validate their efficacy in the management of diabetes. Our findings also provide baseline&nbsp;data to establish a connection between the traditional users of medicinal plants and&nbsp;scientific communities, which can be substantial in novel drug discovery. Furthermore,&nbsp;ethnomedicinal data is of significant value for conservation managers and policy makers&nbsp;for sustainable management of ethnomedicinal plant species, which are under threat due&nbsp;to rapid urbanization.</p> 2019-12-23T14:40:40+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44584 Morpho-molecular characterization of <i>Ceratobasidium</i> sp.: A mycorrhizal fungi isolated from a rare epiphytic orchid <i>Gastrochilus calceolaris</i> (J. E. Sm.) D. Don 2019-12-23T16:14:46+00:00 Mohammad Musharof Hossain musharof20bd@yahoo.com <p>A mycorrhizal fungus, <em>Ceratobasidium</em> sp. GC (NCBI Gene Bank Accession no&nbsp;GQ369961) associated with the roots of an epiphytic orchid <em>Gastrochilus calceolaris</em> was&nbsp;investigated by cultural morphology, microscopic features and molecular analysis of&nbsp;Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) regions sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. The&nbsp;colony appearance of the fungal endophyte was fluffy growth pattern and the colour of&nbsp;the young colony was milky white on both surfaces that turned in to brown at maturity on&nbsp;the upper surface and deep brown on reverse surface. The microscopic features of the&nbsp;fungus i.e. hyphal diameter, multi-nucleate vegetative cells, right angle branching pattern&nbsp;with slight constriction at branching point and a dolipore septum near the branching point&nbsp;were observed. All the characters corroborated the identity with anamorphic <em>Rhizoctonia&nbsp;</em>like fungi. The ITS regions sequences of nrDNA and phylogenetic analysis based on the&nbsp;neighbor-joining method showed clustered with <em>Rhizoctonia</em> like fungi, and the&nbsp;maximum identity (98.28%) with <em>Ceratobasidium</em> RR and <em>Ceratobasidium</em> FPUB&nbsp;isolated from <em>Rhynchostylis retusa</em> and <em>Dactylorrhiza hetagera</em>, respectively. Thus, the&nbsp;ITS of nrDNA sequences validated the morphological data. This is the first report of&nbsp;orchid mycorrhizal fungi from Bangladesh.</p> 2019-12-23T14:51:31+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44585 Morphological, palynological and phylogenetic relationships of <i>Glaucium</i> Mill. in Turkey 2019-12-23T16:14:48+00:00 Fatma Mungan Kiliç fatmamungankilic@artuklu.edu.tr Kemal Yildiz fatmamungankilic@artuklu.edu.tr Muhammet Burak Batir fatmamungankilic@artuklu.edu.tr Murat Kiliç fatmamungankilic@artuklu.edu.tr Ilker Büyük fatmamungankilic@artuklu.edu.tr <p><em>Glaucium</em> taxa were investigated in terms of their morphological, palynological and&nbsp;phylogenetical characteristic. The results of this study show differences between the taxa&nbsp;in some of these characteristics, especially in micromorphology and formation of clades&nbsp;in phylogenetic trees based on the <em>mat</em>K and ITS3-6 DNA sequence data. Based on the&nbsp;findings of the molecular analyses supported by morphological data (stem’s trichomes),<br>the genus <em>Glaucium</em> of Turkey was divided into subsections <em>Glabrousae</em> and&nbsp;<em>Pubescentae</em>.</p> 2019-12-23T15:10:57+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44594 Angiospermic flora of Gafargaon upazila of Mymensingh district focusing on medicinally important species 2019-12-23T16:14:50+00:00 M. Oliur Rahman prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com Nusrat Jahan Sayma prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com Momtaz Begum prof.oliurrahman@gmail.com <p>Gafargaon upazila has been floristically explored to identify and assess the&nbsp;angiospermic flora that resulted in occurrence of 203 taxa under 174 genera and 75&nbsp;families. Magnoliopsida is represented by 167 taxa under 140 genera and 62 families,&nbsp;while Liliopsida is constituted by 36 taxa belonging to 34 genera and 13 families.&nbsp;Vegetation analysis shows that herbs are represented by 106 taxa, shrubs 35, trees 54, and&nbsp;climbers by 8 species. In Magnoliopsida, Solanaceae is the largest family possessing 10&nbsp;species, whereas in Liliopsida, Poaceae is the largest family with 12 species. The study&nbsp;has identified 45 medicinal plants which are used for treatment of over 40 diseases&nbsp;including diabetes, ulcer, diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, cold and cough, menstrual&nbsp;problems, blood pressure and urinary disorders by the local people. Some noticeable&nbsp;medicinal plants used in primary healthcare are <em>Abroma augusta</em> (L.) L.f., <em>Coccinia&nbsp;grandis</em> (L.) Voigt., <em>Commelina benghalensis</em> L., <em>Cynodon dactylon</em> (L.) Pers.,&nbsp;<em>Holarrhena antidysenterica</em> Flem., <em>Glycosmis pentaphylla</em> (Retz.) A. DC., <em>Mikania&nbsp;cordata</em> (Burm. f.) Robinson, <em>Ocimum tenuiflorum</em> L. and <em>Rauvolfia serpentina</em> (L.)&nbsp;Benth. A few number of species are also employed in cultural festivals in the study area.&nbsp;<em>Cardamine flexuosa</em> With., <em>Oxystelma secamone</em> (L.) Karst., <em>Phaulopsis imbricata&nbsp;</em>(Forssk.) Sweet, <em>Piper sylvaticum</em> Roxb., <em>Stephania japonica</em> (Thunb.) Miers and <em>Trema&nbsp;orientalis</em> L. have been found to be rare in the investigated area. In order to preserve&nbsp;botanical resources of Gafargaon upazila, particularly the rare, threatened and medicinal&nbsp;plants, conservation measures need to be undertaken through both <em>in-situ</em> and <em>ex-situ&nbsp;</em>methods for their sustainable use.</p> 2019-12-23T15:23:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44595 Angiosperms in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district, Bangladesh 2019-12-23T16:14:54+00:00 Priyanka Sarker drrahmanahmm@ru.ac.bd A.H.M. Mahbubur Rahman drrahmanahmm@ru.ac.bd <p>Angiosperms at Gobindaganj Upazila of Gaibandha district, Bangladesh was studied&nbsp;from January to December 2018. An extensive floristic survey and angiosperms&nbsp;collection have been made throughout the study area. A total of 295 species belonging to&nbsp;246 genera under 89 families were recorded. Plant habit analysis shows that herbs,&nbsp;shrubs, climbers and trees are represented by 47.45%, 15.93%, 12.20% and 24.40%,&nbsp;respectively. Distribution of angiosperm species in the families shows variation.&nbsp;Asteraceae is the most dominant family represented by 25 species, followed by Fabaceae&nbsp;(19 species), Euphorbiaceae (18 species), Cucurbitaceae (17 species), Acanthaceae (11&nbsp;species), Solanaceae (11 species), Amaranthaceae (10 species) and Apocynaceae (10&nbsp;species). 44 families are represented by a single species each while 37 families are&nbsp;represented by 2 to 8 species each. Status of occurrence has been recorded for proper&nbsp;conservation management and sustainable utilization of the taxa which show 218&nbsp;(73.89%) to be common, 63 (21.35%) as rare, 10 (3.38%) as vulnerable, and 4 (1.35%)&nbsp;are found as endangered in the study area. For each species scientific name, voucher&nbsp;number, Bangla name, English name, habit, status of occurrence and flowering time were&nbsp;recorded.</p> 2019-12-23T15:33:05+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44596 Minor edible fruits of Bangladesh 2019-12-23T16:14:57+00:00 Mostafa Kamal Pasha bokhtear@cu.ac.bd Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin bokhtear@cu.ac.bd <p>Minor edible fruits are the genetic resource of a country, playing a vital role as food,&nbsp;nutrition and medicine. Bangladesh having both tropical and sub-tropical climatic&nbsp;condition possesses a large number of species that produce minor edible fruits. The&nbsp;present study represents 255 species of minor edible fruit yielding plants of Bangladesh.&nbsp;Of them, 242 species belong to 58 families of Magnoliopsida and 13 species to three&nbsp;families of Liliopsida. The large minor fruit yielding families are Euphorbiaceae (20&nbsp;spp.), Myrtaceae (18 spp.), Moraceae (15 spp.), Arecaceae (11 spp.), Sapindaceae (11&nbsp;spp.), Anacardiaceae (10 spp.), Annonacae (10 spp.), Rutaceae (8 spp.), Verbenaceae (8&nbsp;spp.) and Vitaceae (8 spp.). Three species are aquatic in nature and about 50 species are&nbsp;herbs, including 31 species of climbers or lianas, and 49 are shrubs and the&nbsp;remaining 156 species are trees. About 48 species are cultivated for fruits and the 35&nbsp;species are both cultivated and wild. The remaining species are exclusively wild. A total<br>of 53 exotic species are included in the cultivation. In most of the species, pericarp with&nbsp;mesocarp or the whole part of fruit is edible. In few cases either seed or kernel is edible,&nbsp;or in others the non-carpel part of flower. Summer is found as the most and winter as the&nbsp;least suitable fruit yielding seasons in a year.</p> 2019-12-23T15:43:21+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44597 Seed micromorphological study on endemic and subendemic species of <i>Veronica</i> L. (Plantaginaceae Juss.) in Iran 2019-12-23T16:15:00+00:00 Soghra Ramzi s.ramzi91@gmail.com Shahryar Saedi-Mehrvarz s.ramzi91@gmail.com <p>Seed morphology of 12 Iranian endemic and subendemic species of <em>Veronica</em> was&nbsp;studied using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Seven qualitative and quantitative&nbsp;characters were measured using SEM micrographs and stereomicroscopy. The seed&nbsp;shape of most species is ovate and plano-convex. The size of seeds ranges from 1.25 x&nbsp;0.75 mm in <em>V. khorassanica</em> to 2.5 x 1.75 mm in <em>V. viscosa</em> Boiss. The ornamentation&nbsp;of seed coat is reticulate-verrucate in <em>V. khorassanica</em>, <em>V. czerniakowskiana</em>, <em>V.&nbsp;mazanderanae</em> and <em>V. rubrifolia</em>, reticulate-rugate in <em>V. acrotheca</em>, <em>V. aucheri</em>, <em>V.&nbsp;viscosa</em> and <em>V. intercedens</em>, rugose in <em>V. microcarpa</em>, <em>V. chionantha</em> and <em>V. rechingeri</em>,&nbsp;and reticulate-porate in <em>V. gaubae</em>. The testa cells are polygonal in ten species and&nbsp;irregular in two species. Micromorphological characters of seeds are useful in specific&nbsp;and subspecific delimitations of Iranian <em>Veronica.</em></p> 2019-12-23T15:54:45+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/view/44598 <i>Azolla microphylla</i> Kaulf. (Salviniaceae): A new pteridophytic record for Bangladesh 2019-12-23T16:14:31+00:00 Md. Almujaddade Alfasane mujaddade@yahoo.com Rauf Ahmed Bhuiyan mujaddade@yahoo.com Jesmin Akhter Jolly mujaddade@yahoo.com Shahima Islam mujaddade@yahoo.com <p>Not available.</p> 2019-12-23T16:03:56+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##