Bangladesh is a rich land of biodiversity. About 6000 species of plants are gathered in such a small area of 147570 sq km.
We are trying to introduce the flora of Bangladesh in a pack from the naturalist view, not from the eye of plant-expert. For this, there will be some unwanted mistakes.
Needless to say, pics used in this site are all original. The information is gathered here from the personal notes, collected books and from different websites.
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Kakmachi, Black nightshade, solanum nigum
Kaakmachi or Black nightshade (solanum nigrum, family: solanaceae) is a perennial herb with soft stem and many branches. It is native to Eurasia and introduced to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
Common names: Black nightshade, Garden nightshade.
Fruit is a berry, smooth, 5-7 cm in diametre; green and bitter when raw and black or purplish black. In Bangladesh and Indian subcontinent another variety is found with berries that turn yellowish red when ripe.
Ripe berries are attractive but poisonous.
The flowers are small, pure white, clustered.
Solanum nigrum is used in ulcer, piles, fever, vomiting, swelling, urinery and liver diseases.