Showing posts from July, 2016

Muktajhuri, Indian acalypha, acalypha indica

Muktajhuri or Indian acalypha (acalypha indica, family: euphorbiaceae) is an annual herb attaining a height of below 1 m. It is found in Tropical Africa, South and Southeast Asia.    

Common names: Muktajhuri, Indian acalypha, Three-seeded mercury.

Sotthi, zedoary, curcuma zedoaria

Sotthi or zedoary (curcuma zedoaria, family: zingiberaceae) is a perennial herb with underground tubers. It is native to South and Southeast Asia.  

Common names: Zedoary, White turmeric.

Boronukha, Leaf pondweed, monochoria hastata

Boronukha or Leaf pondweed (monochoria hastata, family: pontederiaceae) is a water herb attaining a height of 1.5 m. It is found in ponds, diches, canals and other water bodies of South and Southeast Asia and Australia.
Common names: Boronukha, Leaf pondweed, Arrowleaf falsepickerelweed, Arrow leaf pondweed, arrow-leaf monochoria.

Bishkatali, Pale persicaria, persicaria lapathifolia

Bishkatali or Pale persicaria (persicaria lapathifolia, family: polygonaceae) is an annual herb attaining a height of 1-2.5 m. The plant is found throughout the tropical world.

Common names: Bishkatali, Pale Persicaria.

Kodom, neolamarckia cadamba

Kodom or Kadam (neolamarckia cadamba, family: rubiaceae) is a tall fast growing deciduous tree with horizontal branches attaining a height of 15-20 m. The beautiful tree is native to South and Southeast Asia.

Common names: Kadam, Burflower-tree.

Leaves are 12-22 cm long, elliptic oblong, dark glossy green above, alternative. Leaves have conspicuous veins.

Flower blooms in rainy season. 

Flowers are borne on head, terimnal, single. Flower receptacle contains innumberable florets, white and yellow mixed.

It is planted in the villages for its dense shade.

Its timber is soft and used as firewood. It is also used to make match and packing box.

Bark and leaves are useful in children's sore of mouth. It is also used to drive odour of mouth and fever.

 It is one of the most popular flowers in the rainy season in Bangladesh.

Propagation is caused by seeds