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Raphanus sativus L.

Raphanus caudatus L.
Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus L. H. Bailey
Raphanus sativus var. mougri H. W. J. Helm
Raphanus sativus var. oleifer Stokes

Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae - Mustard family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Mula

Tribal Name: Mulwa (Chakma), Mala (Marma)

English Name: Chinese radish, cultivated radish

Description of the Plant:

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.

Mode of Uses:

Leaves are cooked as leafy vegetables. Roots are cooked as curry. The seeds are also cooked as vegetables (Chakma and Tripura).

Raphanus sativus L.

Raphanus sativus L.


Cultivated widely throughout the country.

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