An extended distribution of Non-Native Tree species Muntingia calabura L. in Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Muntingia calabura is a fast growing evergreen tree and is indigenous to southern Mexico, Central America, tropical South America, the Greater Antilles, St. Vincent and Trinidad. It is now widespread and naturalized in Southeast Asia, Australia, and in islands of the Pacific Ocean due to its ability to disperse by bats and birds. In Bangladesh it is being cultivated in homesteads in some places especially in urban area as a sweet minor edible fruits. During this exploration, three plants of Muntingia calabura found in Rajshahi city. It is reported here as an addition to the Flora of Rajshahi district. This paper also envisages plant description, photographs and Figure of herbarium sheet are provided to facilitate easy identification.
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