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.
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.
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. It is a very common weed in Bangladesh. It mostly grows on lowland and on the edge of ponds and canals.
Common names: Bishkatali, Pale Persicaria.
Leaves are green, glabrous, ovate-oblong, 7-18 cm and 5-8 cm wide, apex, acute, bottom part whitish, petiole 6-8 cm long. Stem, leaf and inflorescence of persicaria orientalis are covered with dense hair.
Numerous small flowers grow on terminal inflorescence. The plant is propagated by seeds. Leaves and roots are used to relieve physical pain.
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.