Litchi Area Under Cultivation

By National Horticulture Board on 09 May 2016 | read


Litchi is commercially grown in Muzarffarpur and Darbhanga (Bihar); Thane (Maharashtra);Saharanpur and Dehra Dun (Uttar Pradesh); Hooghly (West Bengal); Tripura Assam and Punjab.

Botanical Name : Litchi chinensis

Family : Sapindaceae

Plant Description :

It is a vigorous evergreen perennial tree attaining a height of above 5m with a broad round topped crown and spreading branches and a dense light green shining foliage bears compound leaves.Flowers are borne in terminal panicles.

Center of Origin : South China

Pollination System : Cross pollinated

Chromosome No. : 2n=28,30

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