Burmese grape

English name:  Burmese grape

Scientific name: Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.

Bangla/local name: lotkon







Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

SpeciesB. 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 NumberName of VarietyDeveloped byYear of ReleasePlanting timeYield (t/ha)
1FTIP-BAU Latkon-1GPC, BAU2006May-August8-10

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



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