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Tropical Biology Section

Hasan, Md. Kamrul [1], Mollik, Md. Ariful Haque [2].

Evidence-baseduse on plants for bioenergy in the Lawacherra Rain Forest: Lessons from the Bangladesh.

With the gradual depletion of global oil reserves and the environmental pollution resulted from the production and utilization of petroleum, the research on bioenergy production is attracting more and more scientists in the world. It was the objective of the present research to conduct a survey among the local people in Lawacherra Rain Forest, Bangladesh to collect information on plants used for bioenergy. Information was collected with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire and plant samples as pointed out by the local people were collected and identified at the Bangladesh National Herbarium. Information on a total of 18 plants was obtained. The plant names obtained in the present research included Ricinus communis L., Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre, Helianthus annuus L., Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker, Senna alexandrina Mill., Saccharum officinarum L., Glycine max (L.) Merr., Jatropha curcas L., Brassica napus L., Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass., Melia azedarach L., Elaeis guineensis Jacq., Suregada multiflora (A.Juss.) Baill., Arundo donax L., Linum usitatissimum L., Olea europaea L., Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr., and Crotalaria pallida Aiton. Since various plants in Bangladesh are rapidly becoming endangered, it is hoped that the information collected shall stimulate both scientific studies as well as promote conservation of these plants.

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1 - Biogene Life Care, Natural and Social Sciences, 70G Purana Paltan Line, Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh
2 - Prescience Trust Funds, Research and Development, 369 Washington Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, 19460, USA

Keywords:
Bangladesh National Herbarium
conservation
Endangered.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PTB005
Abstract ID:958
Candidate for Awards:None


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