Sunday , January 29 2023

Plant Family: A-C

Plant families, available in Bangladesh, that are included here are: Acanthaceae, Apiaceae, Araceae, Asteraceae, Boraginaceae, Commelinaceae.

Family Commelinaceae

Species added: 3/27

The family Commelinaceae consists of about 50 genera and 700 species, widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. In Bangladesh, it is represented by 10 genera and 27 species.

Commelina benghalensis L.

Distinguishing Feature: Ovate or elliptical, acuminate leaf; flatenned funnel shaped spathe.

Commelina diffusa Burm.f.

Distinguishing Feature: Lanceolate to broadly lanceolate leaves; long, open spathe with an acute apex

Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan

Distinguishing Feature: Leaves linear to linear-oblong

Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan

Distinguishing Feature: Leaves linear to linear-oblong

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