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It is author's responsibility to obtain the permission from appropriate authority if figures are reused from a previously published document.</p> From the Chief Editor’s Desk - On the Celebration of 25 Years' of Promoting Plant Taxonomy Research M Oliur Rahman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39537 Species delineation of the genus Diplazium Swartz (Athyriaceae) using leaf architecture characters <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">The present study was conducted to delineate <em>Diplazium</em> Swartz species based on leaf architecture. Using PAleontological STatistics (PAST), a cluster and Principal Component Analysis of leaf architecture characters of 27 selected <em>Diplazium</em> species at the Philippine National Herbarium (PNH) was done. The dendogram (cophenetic correlation = 0.8436) and principal component analysis supported the four clusters of <em>Diplazium</em> using leaf architecture characters. At Gower distance of 0.25, <em>Diplazium </em>species were categorized as: Cluster 1 (Cladodromous – short stalked, stout and massive 1° vein); Cluster 2 (Reticulodromous – long stalked, moderate 1° vein); Cluster 3 (Craspedodromous – long stalked, stout to massive 1° vein); and Cluster 4 (Craspedodromous – short stalked, stout to massive 1° vein). The unifying characters were apex shape, base symmetry and 1° vein category, while the significant differentiating characters were 2° vein angle of divergence and variation in the 2° vein angle of divergence, 3° vein category, 3° vein angle of divergence, variation in 3° vein angle of divergence, 3° vein spacing and lobation. The successful delineation of<br><em>Diplazium</em> species proved that leaf architecture can be a good taxonomic marker and could be an alternative way of identifying species in the absence of sori.</span></p> Jennifer M. Conda Inocencio E. Buot, Jr ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 123 133 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39535 A comparative study of achene morphology in Korean Polygonaceae <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">A comparative macro- and micromorphological study was conducted on achenes of Korean Polygonaceae comprising 45 taxa under 10 genera using a Stereo-microscope (SM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to evaluate the taxonomical relevance of achene morphological characteristics. The achene shape is lenticular, biconvex, trigonous, or spheroidal. The largest achenes are found in <em>Fagopyrum esculentum</em> Moench (5.80–6.70 × 3.90–4.40 mm) and <em>Rheum rhabarbarum</em> L. (5.00–6.50 × 4.00–5.20 mm), and the smallest is found in <em>Rumex maritimus</em> L. (1.17–1.41 × 0.60–0.84 mm). Three types of embryo shape (curved, straight, and folded) and two types of embryo position (plane and parietal) can be distinguished. Most taxa have a curved embryo shape with plane position. Four types of surface patterns (smooth, papillae, tuberculate, or small pits) are observed. The surface sculpture or embryo type is rather consistent at the generic or tribal level, and the comprehensive consideration of achene characteristics is also useful at the species level. The achene morphology is described in detail, compared, and illustrated. The taxonomic significance of the achene morphology is discussed.</span></p> Min-Jung Kong Jun-Ho Song Beom-Cheol An Sung-Won Son Gang-Uk Suh Mi-Jin Chung Suk-Pyo Hong ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 135 148 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39536 Molecular identification of Lavendula dentata L., Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds. and Mentha × piperita L. by DNA barcodes <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Five DNA barcodes were tested for identification and discrimination of <em>Lavendula dentata</em> L., <em>Mentha longifolia</em> (L.) Huds. and <em>Mentha</em> × <em>piperita</em> L. New DNA barcodes have been registered for <em>L. dentata</em> from Taif, Saudi Arabia. The separate clading of <em>L. dentata</em> and <em>M. longifolia</em> through the phylogenic analyses proved their endemism to Saudi Arabia. The phylogenetic trees revealed from the ITS2, matK and trnH data demonstrated that all <em>Mentha</em> species formed monophyletic clusters except hybrid <em>M.</em> × <em>piperita</em> from Taif which formed separate clades distinguishing it from the two parents; <em>M. aquatica</em> L. and <em>M. spicata</em> L. DNA barcoding could be considered as a good approach for distinguishing and identifying the mint plants, though it was not possible to confirm the relationship between hybrids and their putative parents.</span></p> Shawkat Mahmoud Ahmed ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 149 157 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39519 A new species of Glyphis Ach. and three new records of Graphis Adans. (Graphidaceae) from Bali Island, Indonesia <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><em>Glyphis batuana</em> Hardini, Kasiamdari &amp; Purnomo sp. nov. is a new species of lichenized fungus found on the bark of the Frangipani tree (<em>Plumeria</em> sp.). The new species from Batuan village (Gianyar districts), Bali Island, Indonesia is described and illustrated. It is characterized by its lirelliform, unbranched ascomata, entire labia, black, open disc with brown pruina, completely carbonized excipulum, 8-spored asci with 8-10 locular ascospores, and lack of secondary substances. A key to species of <em>Glyphis</em> Ach. in Indonesia is provided. Three new records of <em>Graphis</em> Adans., namely <em>G. conferta</em> Zenker, <em>G. immersella</em> Mull. Arg. and <em>G. nilgiriensis</em> Adaw. &amp; Makhija are also reported.</span></p> Junita Hardini Rina Sri Kasiamdari Santosa Santosa Purnomo Purnomo ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 159 166 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39520 Musa × parahaekkinenii (Musaceae): A new artificial interspecific hybrid from Kerala, India <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><em>Musa × parahaekkinenii</em> (Musaceae), a new manually crossed interspecific hybrid of two wild parent plants <em>Musa coccinea</em> Andrews (female) and <em>Musa haekkinenii</em> N.S. Lý &amp; Haev. (male), is described and illustrated. A comparison of characters with its parents and a key to the new hybrid <em>M. × parahaekkinenii</em> are provided.</span></p> Komban Parameswaran Smisha Mamiyil Sabu ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 167 173 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39521 Mericarp morphology of the tribe Selineae (Apiaceae, Apioideae) and its taxonomic implications in Korea <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Mericarp morphology of 24 taxa belonging to nine genera of the tribe Selineae (Family: Apiaceae) in Korea was studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy. UPGMA and NMDS analyses were performed based on 12 morphological characters. The mericarp surface characters like mericarp shape, rib number and shape, surface pattern, surface appendages and mericarp symmetry proved useful in distinguishing the genera of the tribe Selineae. </span></p> Changyoung Lee Jinki Kim Ashwini M. Darshetkar Ritesh Kumar Choudhary Sang-Hong Park Joongku Lee Sangho Choi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 175 186 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39524 An annotated checklist of the angiospermic flora of Rajkandi Reserve Forest of Moulvibazar, Bangladesh <div><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">This study was carried out to provide the baseline data on the composition and distribution of the angiosperms and to assess their current status in Rajkandi Reserve Forest of Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. The study reports a total of 549 angiosperm species belonging to 123 families, 98 (79.67%) of which consisting of 418 species under 316 genera belong to Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons), and the remaining 25 (20.33%) comprising 132 species of 96 genera to Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Rubiaceae with 30 species is recognized as the largest family in Magnoliopsida followed by Euphorbiaceae with 24 and Fabaceae with 22 species; whereas, in Lilliopsida Poaceae with 32 species is found to be the largest family followed by Cyperaceae and Araceae with 17 and 15 species, respectively. Ficus is found to be the largest genus with 12 species followed by <em>Ipomoea</em>, <em>Cyperus</em> and <em>Dioscorea</em> with five species each. Rajkandi Reserve Forest is dominated by the herbs (284 species) followed by trees (130 species), shrubs (125<br>species), and lianas (10 species). Woodlands are found to be the most common habitat of angiosperms. A total of 387 species growing in this area are found to be economically useful. 25 species listed in Red Data Book of Bangladesh under different threatened categories are found under Lower Risk (LR) category in this study area.</span></div> A.K.M. Kamrul Haque Saleh Ahammad Khan Sarder Nasir Uddin Shayla Sharmin Shetu ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 187 207 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39525 Inclusion of Kickxia abhaica D.A. Sutton in the genus Nanorrhinum (Plantaginaceae): Evidence from its nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">The nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA) internal transcribed spacers (ITS) sequences is extensively used in the plant molecular phylogenetics for plant taxonomic identification and DNA barcoding purposes because the nrDNA ITS gene is easy to amplify by using the universal primers, its length is shorter and thus easy to sequence, and has strong discrimination power to distinguish the taxon at the species level. The present molecular phylogenetic analysis of ITS nrDNA sequences focuses to determine the taxonomic status of an unresolved endemic taxon <em>Kickxia abhaica</em> D.A. Sutton (Family Plantaginaceae, tribe Antirrhineae) reported from Saudi Arabia. The analysis supports the transfer of <em>K. abhaica</em> under the genus <em>Nanorrhinum</em>.</span></p> M. Ajmal Ali ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 209 214 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39526 Morphological, anatomical and cytological investigations on three taxa of Centaurea L. (Asteraceae) from Turkey <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Morphological, anatomical and cytological features of three Turkish taxa of <em>Centaurea</em> L., viz. <em>C. polypodiifolia</em> Boiss. var. <em>polypodiifolia</em>, <em>C. urvillei</em> DC. subsp. <em>urvillei</em> and <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>armata</em> Wagenitz were investigated. Stem anatomy revealed the presence of a thick cuticle layer outside the stem, and epidermis with dense hairs was observed in the lower part. Investigation on leaf anatomy showed that different types of hairs on the outside of the leaf were very intense. Palisade parenchyma was observed below the upper and lower epidermis. In <em>Centaurea polypodiifolia</em> var. <em>polypodiifolia</em>, chromosome number was found to be 2n=16, while in <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>urvillei</em> and <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>armata</em> 2n=20. Total karyotype length of <em>C. polypodiifolia</em> var. <em>polypodiifolia</em>, <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>urvillei</em> and <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>armata</em> was 22.9 µm, 37.84 µm and 40.01 µm, respectively. Among the investigated taxa the karyotype asymmetry index was found lowest in C. urvillei subsp. armata. Satellite was detected in <em>C. urvillei</em> subsp. <em>urvillei</em> and subsp. <em>armata</em>, while it was absent in <em>C. polypodiifolia</em> Boiss. var. <em>polypodiifolia</em>.&nbsp; </span></p> Neslihan Taşar Gülden Doğan Yaşar Kiran M. Oliur Rahman Uğur Çakilcioğlu ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 215 226 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39527 Three new species of Araceae from Bangladesh <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Three new species belonging to two genera of Araceae from Bangladesh, namely <em>Alocasia hararganjensis</em> H. Ara &amp; M.A. Hassan, <em>Alocasia salarkhanii</em> H. Ara &amp; M.A. Hassan and <em>Typhonium elatum</em> H. Ara &amp; M.A. Hassan are described and illustrated. Diagnostic morphological characters of each of the new species are provided. A comparative morphological characteristic for each new species with their closest described species has also been provided. </span></p> Hosne Ara Md. Abul Hassan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 227 239 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39529 Ethnobotanical uses and informant consensus factor of medicinal plants in Barisal district, Bangladesh <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">An ethnobotanical study was carried out to identify ethnomedicinally important plants of Barisal district of Bangladesh, document their traditional uses, and determine the consensus factor among the Folklore Medicinal Practitioners (FMPs). A total of 106 ethnomedicinal species under 55 families have been identified from Barisal district, which are used for treating 51 ailments with 120 formularies. Among the species, herbs<br>constituted 59%, shrubs 15% and tress 26% of the total. Leaf was found to be the most frequently utilized plant part (44.33%), and most of the medicines were prepared in the form of juice (36%). The Factor of Informants Consensus (FIC) value ranged from 0.622 to 0.951 and the highest FIC value was found in cut, wound and bleeding. The highly cited species for these ailments are <em>Mikania cordata</em> (Burn.f.) Robinson, <em>Cynodon dactylon</em> (L.) Pers. and <em>Chrozophora tinctoria</em> (L.) A. Juss. Citation frequency (Cf) ranged from 20.93 to 67.44, and 11 species were found to have over 50% of Cf value. Fidelity level (Fl) value ranged from 69 to 100% and 17 species attained 100% Fl value. Our findings could provide baseline data to establish a tie between the traditional health practitioners and scientific communities, and finding out potential bioactive compounds for novel drug discovery. </span></p> Uzzal Hossain M. Oliur Rahman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 241 255 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39530 Taxonomic revision of the genus Crinum L. (Liliaceae) of Bangladesh <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">The genus <em>Crinum</em> L. represented by eight species in Bangladesh is revised. The species occurring in Bangladesh are <em>Crinum amabile</em> Donn, <em>C. amoenum</em> Roxb., <em>C. asiaticum</em> L., <em>C. defixum</em> Ker-Gawl., <em>C. jagus</em> (Thomps.) Dandy, <em>C. latifolium</em> L., <em>C. pratense</em> Herb. and <em>C. stenophyllum</em> Baker. Each species is described with updated nomenclature, important synonyms, English and Bangla names, phenology, specimens examined, chromosome number, habitat, distribution, economic value and mode of propagation. A dichotomous bracketed key to the species and illustrations are also provided.&nbsp; </span></p> Sumona Afroz M. Oliur Rahman Md. Abul Hassan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 257–271 257–271 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39531 Floristic diversity (Magnoliids and Eudicots) of Baraiyadhala National Park, Chittagong, Bangladesh <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">An intensive floristic investigation provides the first systematic and comprehensive account of the floral diversity of Baraiyadhala National Park of Bangladesh, and recognizes 528 wild taxa belonging to 337 genera and 73 families (Magnoliids and Eudicots) in the park. Habit analysis reveals that trees (179 species) and herbs (174 species) constitute the major categories of the plant community followed by shrubs (95 species), climbers (78 species), and two epiphytes. Status of occurrence has been assessed for proper conservation management and sustainable utilization of the taxa resulting in 165 (31.25%) to be rare, 23 (4.36%) as endangered, 12 (2.27%) as critically endangered and 4 species (0.76%) are found as vulnerable in the forest. Fabaceae is the dominant family represented by 75 taxa, followed by Rubiaceae (47 taxa), Malvaceae (28 species), Asteraceae (27 species) and Euphorbiaceae (24 species). Twenty-three families represent single species each in the area. </span></p> Mohammad Harun-Ur-Rashid Saiful Islam Sadia Binte Kashem ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 273 288 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39532 Lectotypification of the genus Geissaspis Wight & Arn. (Fabaceae-Papilionoideae) <p>Not available.</p> Anoop P. Balan S.V. Predeep P.S. Udayan R. Prakashkumar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 289 294 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39533 Lectotypification in Ardisia alata H.R. Fletcher (Primulaceae) <p>Not available.</p> Wannachai Chatan Wilawan Promprom ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 25 2 295 297 10.3329/bjpt.v25i2.39534