Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bengali/vernacular Name: Belati Begun, Tok Begun, Tometo; Khatta baioon (Chittagong).
Tribal Name: Surcha-min-tao (Murang).
English Name: Tomato.
An odorous viscidly pubescent annual herb. Stems weak and trailing.Leaves imparipinnate, lyrate or sometimes slightly lobed.Flowers small, yellow, on lax, few-flowered, peduncled cymes.Fruits juicy, variable in size (2-10 cm across), shape (round, oblong or lobed) and colour (deep red, brick red or yellowish).
It is eaten as a nutritious fruit and to increase apetite. Fruit Juice is taken for shooting (Murang).
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L) Karsten
Throughout the country in fellow and low lands.
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