Satkara

Satkora

English name: Kaffir lime, Limau purut

Scientific name: Citrus hystrix DC.

Local name: Satkora

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position of Citron According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom        :Plantae

Division          :Magnoliophyta

Class               :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Rosidae

Order              :Sapindales

Family             :Rutaceae

Genus             : Citrus

Species            :C.hystrix

Botanical Description of Satkora

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Habit: Perennial woody shrub

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Woody, branched, sparsely spiny

Leaf: Palmetely compound, unifoliate

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Inflorescence: Axillary umbel cyme

Flower: Pedicillate, complete, actinomorphic

Calyx: Sepal 4-5, gamosepalous, valvate

Corolla: Petal 4-5, polypetalous

Androecium: Stamen numerous, in many bundles

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, multilocular, syncarpous, placentation axile

Fruit: A hesperedium

Chromosome number: 2n=18

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Economic Importance

  • Aromatic leaves are used as spice and for various flavouring purposes
  • The juice is used in preparation of food and beverage
  • The oil extracted from leaves and fruit are used cosmetics and beauty products

Table 1. Satkara variety developed by HRC, BARI, Joydebpur, Bangladesh

Serial Number Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Planting Season Yield
1 BARI Satkara-1 HRC, BARI 2003 June September 10 t/ha

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