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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Radhachura or Peacock flower, Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Radhachura orPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima, family: Leguminosae) is a small-sized thorny shrub attaining a height of 4-5 m. The plant is originally of America. It has become naturalized throughout the tropical world for its beautiful flowers.
Common names: Peacock flower, Red bird of paradise.
Leaves are compound, bipinnate, small linear leaflets arranged on both sides of pinnae.
On individual shrub, there are two colors of flowers─one is orange-yellow, another is complete yellow. Flower blooms round the year.
Flowers are small, borne on terminal raceme. Sepals 5, petals 5. Pedicel and stamens are prominently long.
Fruit is 7-10 cm long.
Bark, flower and seeds are used in piles, tumor, nausea, fever, worm and menstrual disorder.