Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Convolvulaceae: A taxonomically and medicinally important morning glory family
Author(s): Rajia Sultana, Mahbubur Rahman AHM
Abstract: Taxonomically and medicinally importantrnmorning glory family of Convolvulaceae at Rajshahi district was carried out. Arntotal of 9 species under 2 genera belonging to the family Convolvulaceae wererncollected and identified. Out of the total number of species Evolvulusrnnummularius (L.) L., Ipomoea aquatica Forssk., Ipomoea albarnL., Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lamk., Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. ex Choisyrnwere common and Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet., Ipomoea nil (L.)rnRoth., Ipomoea pes-tigridis L., Ipomoea quamoclit L. was rarernspecies in the study area. For each species English name, botanical name,rnsynonyms, local name, status of occurrence, habit, habitat, flowering andrnfruiting time, chromosome number, distribution Taxonomic description andrnmedicinal uses have been mentioned.