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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Easter lily vine or Nepal trumpet flower, beaumontia grandiflora
Easter lily vine or Nepal trumpet flower (beaumontia grandiflora, family: apocynaceae) is alarge and stout climber found in the hilly areas of Bangladesh, specially in the forest of Sylhet. This beautiful woody climber is one of the rarest ornamental climbers of the country. The evergreen species is also native to Indian Subcontinent.
Common names : Easter Lily Vine, Nepal Trumpet Flower.
Leaves are opposite, dark green, pale beneath; obovoid, pointed at the end; big, 6-10 inch long, veins clearly visible.
Young shoots are reddish and hairy
Funnel-shaped fragrant white flowers are large, 12 cm long and 8 cm broad. Petals 5. In broad daylight flowers dry quickly. Blooming season is spring. The propagation of the climber is caused by cuttings.