Asian Journal of Research in Botany <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Botany</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRIB/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of Botany. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research in Botany) (Asian Journal of Research in Botany) Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:04:41 +0000 OJS 60 Species Diversity of Sterculiaceae at Bangladesh Agricultural University Botanical Garden and their Ethnobotanical Uses <p>The study aimed at assessing and updating species diversity of the family Sterculiaceae conserved at the Bangladesh Agricultural University Botanical Garden (BAUBG). A total of 13 species belonging to 11 genera were recorded at BAUBG; out of these, the occurrence of 5 species is rare in nature/wild. Habits of the 13 species were different and the number of trees was 8, shrubs were 3 and herbs were 2. The conservation status, ethnobotanical uses <em>e.g</em>. medicinal, ornamental, food, fodder, etc. and phenology of these species have been presented here. Results of this study would be helpful to the BAUBG authority to set up their collection priority to conserve (threatened) plants species of this family.</p> M. Ashrafuzzaman, A. K. M. Golam Sarwar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Comparative Studies of Phytochemical Compounds from Plants Parts of Piliostigma thoninngii <p>Herbal treatment is cheap when compared to conventional medicine; this has resulted in an increased demand for herbal remedies worldwide leading to realization of enhanced new drugs. The&nbsp; bio-activity&nbsp; in&nbsp; natural&nbsp; products&nbsp; is&nbsp; due&nbsp; to phytochemicals, often elaborated for the plant defense&nbsp; against&nbsp;&nbsp; pathogen&nbsp; attack, inter-plant&nbsp; competition&nbsp; and&nbsp; against&nbsp; abiotic stresses.<em> Piliostigma thonningii</em>&nbsp; is used for various medicinal purposes in African and attention was drawn to this plant because of several claims on its&nbsp; enormous applications&nbsp; as an&nbsp; ethnomedicinal&nbsp; plant&nbsp; used&nbsp; to&nbsp; cure&nbsp; several&nbsp; diseases. This study was conducted to extract the phytochemical compounds from plant parts of <em>Piliostigma thoninngii. </em>Maceration method of extraction was used to extract the phytochemical compounds from the plant parts (leaf, stem bark, and root bark) using ethanol and aqueous as extracting solvent. The phytochemical tests were conducted using standard conventional methods. The phytocompound tested were alkaloid, Saponin, Steroid, Tanin, Flavoniod, Anthraquinones and Triterpenoids. Result of the phytochemical test showed the absent of saponins and anthraquinones in leaf aqueous extract and also saponin and triterpenoids in ethanol extract, while the stem and root bark of <em>Piliostigma thonningii </em>showed the absent of steroid, flavonoids and anthraquinones on aqueous extract while triterpenoids was absent in ethanol extracts. <em>Piliostigma thonningii</em> is a small tree or shrub which has many uses as it is used in traditional medicine, and modern medical research has found that they have beneficial properties. This study revealed that <em>Piliostigma thonningii</em> is a plant with available phytochemical compound which can be harness for modern drug design.</p> B. D. M. Mato, A. A. Orukotan, A. J. Dadah, E. Amen ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 30 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0000