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Uddin S.N.,Bangladesh National Herbarium | Hassan A.,University of Dhaka
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy | Year: 2012

A systematic floristic study of Rampahar reserve forest under Rangamati district in Bangladesh has revealed 89 monocot (Liliopsida) taxa belonging to 66 genera under 15 families. Out of these recorded taxa, 73 are herbs, 9 climbers, 3 bamboos, 3 reeds and 1 tree species. The area harbours 11 threatened species of the country. Updated nomenclature with full reference citation, habit and representative specimen have been provided for each species. Well known synonyms and local name(s) have also been given in some cases. © 2012 Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists.


Kadir M.F.,University of Dhaka | Kadir M.F.,The University of Asia Pacific | Karmoker J.R.,The University of Asia Pacific | Alam M.R.,University of Dhaka | And 3 more authors.
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Year: 2015

Snakebites are common in tropical countries like Bangladesh where most snakebite victims dwell in rural areas. Among the management options after snakebite in Bangladesh, snake charmers (Ozha in Bengali language) are the first contact following a snakebite for more than 80% of the victims and they are treated mostly with the help of some medicinal plants. Our aim of the study is to compile plants used for the treatment of snakebite occurrence in Bangladesh. The field survey was carried out in a period of almost 3 years. Fieldwork was undertaken in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, including Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, and Khagrachari. Open-ended and semistructured questionnaire was used to interview a total of 110 people including traditional healers and local people. A total of 116 plant species of 48 families were listed. Leaves were the most cited plant part used against snake venom. Most of the reported species were herb in nature and paste mostly used externally is the mode of preparation. The survey represents the preliminary information of certain medicinal plants having neutralizing effects against snake venoms, though further phytochemical investigation, validation, and clinical trials should be conducted before using these plants as an alternative to popular antivenom. © 2015 Mohammad Fahim Kadir et al.


PubMed | University of Dhaka, Bangladesh National Herbarium and The University of Asia Pacific
Type: | Journal: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM | Year: 2015

Snakebites are common in tropical countries like Bangladesh where most snakebite victims dwell in rural areas. Among the management options after snakebite in Bangladesh, snake charmers (Ozha in Bengali language) are the first contact following a snakebite for more than 80% of the victims and they are treated mostly with the help of some medicinal plants. Our aim of the study is to compile plants used for the treatment of snakebite occurrence in Bangladesh. The field survey was carried out in a period of almost 3 years. Fieldwork was undertaken in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, including Chittagong, Rangamati, Bandarban, and Khagrachari. Open-ended and semistructured questionnaire was used to interview a total of 110 people including traditional healers and local people. A total of 116 plant species of 48 families were listed. Leaves were the most cited plant part used against snake venom. Most of the reported species were herb in nature and paste mostly used externally is the mode of preparation. The survey represents the preliminary information of certain medicinal plants having neutralizing effects against snake venoms, though further phytochemical investigation, validation, and clinical trials should be conducted before using these plants as an alternative to popular antivenom.


Ara H.,Bangladesh National Herbarium | Hassan A.,Bangladesh National Herbarium
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy | Year: 2012

The paper deals with five species of the family Araceae which are new records for Bangladesh, viz. Amorphophallus excentricus Hett., A. krausei Engl., Colocasia virosa Kunth, Steudnera gagei Krause and Xanthosoma undipes (K. Koch) K. Koch. An updated nomenclature, important synonyms, description, phenology, ecology, specimen citation and geographical distribution are provided for each species. © 2012 Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists.


Rahman M.S.,Jahangirnagar University | Hossain G.M.,Jahangirnagar University | Khan S.A.,Jahangirnagar University | Uddin S.N.,Bangladesh National Herbarium
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy | Year: 2015

The study revealed the occurrence of 528 species of vascular plants belonging to 356 genera and 111 families in the Sundarban Mangrove Forest of Bangladesh. Among these species, 24 were pteridophytes and the rest were angiosperms, of which only 24 were true mangroves and 70 were mangrove associates. Magnoliopsida and Liliopsida were represented by 373 and 131 species, respectively. These species belonged to 345 herbs, 89 shrubs and 94 trees. Sixty-four species were climbers, 14 were epiphytes, 6 were parasites, and 7 were palms. The species number per family varied from 1 to 42. In pteridophytes, Pteridaceae with 4 genera and 5 species was the largest family. In angiosperms, Fabaceae with 24 genera and 42 species and Poaceae with 27 genera and 42 species were the largest families, respectively, in Magnoliopsida and Liliopsida. Most of the species included in this checklist were found in oligohaline zone, Sarankhola range and the forest margins, and recognized as economically important. Eleven species categorized as threatened in Bangladesh were found to occur in this mangrove forest. © 2015 Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists.

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