In India it is grown in Karnataka, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Kerela, Assam, Manipur, Tripura,Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Nagaland. It is also cultivated on limited areas in the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu, Goa and Orissa.
Botanical Name :- Ananus comosus
Family :- Bromeliaceae
Plant Discription : It is a herbaceous perennial,90 to 100 cm in height with spreading leaves which gives the plant rosette appearance.The plant bears a single fruit terminally on a peduncle protruding out from the center of the rosette.
Center of Origin : Brazil
Pollination System: Cross pollinated
Chromosome No. : 2n=50