Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Page: 20-25
Taxonomic Studies on the Family Fabaceae (Weeds) at Rajshahi University Campus
A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman, Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
M. Ismot Ara Parvin, Plant Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
Received: May 28, 2013;       Accepted: Jun. 22, 2015;       Published: Jun. 23, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20150303.11      View  4658      Downloads  111
Abstract
Taxonomic investigation on the family Fabaceae (weeds) growing throughout the Rajshahi University campus was carried out. A total of 10 species under 8 genera of the family Fabaceae were collected and recorded for their use in various ailments. A complete taxonomic account of each species has been given along with their scientific name, local name, habit, habitat, flower color, flowering season, population, uses and specimens examined. Out of the total number of species Alysicarpus vaginalis DC., Clitoria ternatea L., Desmodium triflorum (L.) DC., Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC., Vicia sativa L., Vicia hirsuta L., Sesbania bispinosa Jacq. were frequent and Melilotus indica L., Abrus precatorius L. and Uraria picta Desv. were rare species in the study area.
Keywords
Weed Species, Taxonomic Studies, Fabaceae, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
To cite this article
A. H. M. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Ismot Ara Parvin, Taxonomic Studies on the Family Fabaceae (Weeds) at Rajshahi University Campus, Plant. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 20-25. doi: 10.11648/j.plant.20150303.11
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