Raphanus caudatus L.
Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus L. H. Bailey
Raphanus sativus var. mougri H. W. J. Helm
Raphanus sativus var. oleifer Stokes
Family: Brassicaceae - Mustard family
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Mula
Tribal Name: Mulwa (Chakma), Mala (Marma)
English Name: Chinese radish, cultivated radish
An annual herb,glabrous, scabrous. Roots usually fleshy, white, pink, red or balck; linear or fusiform, oblong or globose. Stem short, simple or branched. Basal leaves petiolate, leaf blade oblong, obovate, oblanceolate; margin dentate. Inflorescence several flowered raceme. Fruit a siliqua, fusiform or lanceolate. Flowering and fruiting: January-may. Cultivated in jhum and agricultural field.
Leaves are cooked as leafy vegetables. Roots are cooked as curry. The seeds are also cooked as vegetables (Chakma and Tripura).
Raphanus sativus L.
Cultivated widely throughout the country.
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