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Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L) Karsten

Group: Dicot
Family: Solanaceae - Potato family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Herb

Bengali/vernacular Name: Belati Begun, Tok Begun, Tometo; Khatta baioon (Chittagong).

Tribal Name: Surcha-min-tao (Murang).

English Name: Tomato.

Description of the Plant:

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).

Mode of Uses:

It is eaten as a nutritious fruit and to increase apetite. Fruit Juice is taken for shooting (Murang).

Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L) Karsten

Lycopersicon lycopersicum (L) Karsten

Distribution:

Throughout the country in fellow and low lands.

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