Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh

The Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna is a multi-volume encyclopedia. It has been published by Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. It covers the biodiversity of Bangladesh.[1]


The Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh has been published in 28 volumes.[2] Among the volumes 11 are about flora, 14 volumes about fauna, one volume is about Bangladesh and there are two index volumes.


Bangladesh profileEdit

This is a 230-page encyclopedia. It covers in 20 articles about the environment of Bangladesh. It describes about the Sundarban.

Cyanobacteria, Bacteria and FungiEdit

This 415 page volume contains about the Prokaryotes.

Algae (Chlorophyta: Aphanochaetaceae- Zygnemataceae)Edit

Division Chlorophyta or green algae is abundant in Bangladesh, the world's second largest delta next to the Amazon basin in Brazil . This volume describes 1,317 species collected from this land and studied by one of the most celebrated algologist of the country, National Professor A K M Nurul Islam. The species Ireksokonia formosa, endemic to lake Baikal was isolated from Bangladesh and is described in this volume. 812 pp.

Algae: Clorophyta – RhodophytaEdit

(Achnanthaceae – Vaucheriaceae) This volume adds an additional 800 species of algae to those described in Volume 3 bringing the algal biodiversity of the country to nearly 2000 species. Mostly aquatic, this rich biodiversity is in considerable threat due to habitat loss as a result of intense human activity and rapid depletion of water bodies. 543 pp

Volumes 5 - 12Edit

The volume 5- 12 contains from bryophytes to higher dicotyledonous plants.

Index volume floraEdit

It is the index of flora of Bangladesh.

Volumes 13- 28Edit

describe the fauna of Bangladesh.[1]

Volume editorsEdit

Chief Editor Zia Uddin Ahmed

Editors Flora Z N Tahmida Begum M Abul Hassan Moniruzzaman Khondker

Fauna Syed M Humayun Kabir Monawar Ahmad Abu Tweb Abu Ahmed A K Ataur Rahman Enam Ul Haque[3]


  1. ^ a b Zia Uddin Ahmed, ed. (2009). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, NHBS. ISBN 984-300-000286-0. Archived from the original on 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-07-07.CS1 maint: ignored ISBN errors (link)
  2. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  3. ^ "About the Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 2011-08-26.

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