Star Gooseberry

Star Gooseberry

Scientific name: Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeel

Bangla name: ‘Orboroi’

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyte
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Genus Phyllanthus
Species P. acidus



Botanical Description of Star Gooseberry

Habit: A deciduous perennial tree.


Root: Tap root system

Stem:  Stem glabrous, up to 10 m tall

Leaf: simple, alternate, lanceolate

Plants are monoecious or dioecious

Flower: Small, sepal generally 3-5, petal usually absent


Androecium: Stamen 4, free, 2 shorter

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, 3-4 chambered

Fruit: A drupe.



Table1. Star goose berry variety developed by Germplasm Center, BAU

Serial Number Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Planting time Yield (t/ha)
1 FTIP-BAU Orborai-1 GPC, BAU 2006 June-September 1.5-3.0

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