Burmese grape

English name:  Burmese grape

Scientific name: Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.

Bangla/local name: lotkon







Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Phyllanthaceae
Genus Baccaurea
Species B. ramiflora


Botanical Description

Habit: A medium sized perennial tree up to 25 m tall.

Root: Tap root system
Leaf: Leaves are papery, oblong to obovate-oblong, measuring 9-18 cm long and 3-8 cm wide. Adaxial (upper) surface of leaf is green and abaxially (lower) surface is yellowish-green. The base of leaf is cuneate.
Flowers: Flowers are small, borne in clusters on old branches or trunk. The male inflorescence is about 15 cm long, while the female one can reach up to 35 cm long. Flowers are yellowish-white.
Fruits: Fruits are ovoid or sub-globose, about 2.5 cm in diameter, reddish-yellow or purple when mature.

Economic Importance

Used as edible fruit

Table 1. Latkon Varietiy developed by BAU and BARI, Bangladesh


Serial Number Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Planting time Yield (t/ha)
1 FTIP-BAU Latkon-1 GPC, BAU 2006 May-August 8-10

1FTIP-BAU Latkon-1GPC, BAU2006May-August8-10



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