English name: Burmese grape
Scientific name: Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.
Bangla/local name: lotkon
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)
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.
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