Langra

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Mangifera 'Langra'
Vikramshila Agrovet 2 Langra Mango farm, Mathurapur, Bhagalpur Bihar.JPG
'Langra' mangoes at a farm in Mathurapur Village, Shivnarayanpur, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
GenusMangifera
Cultivar'Langra'

The 'Langra' mango, also known as Banarasi Langra,[1] is a mango cultivar primarily grown in Varanasi, or Banaras, Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.[2] In some part of northern India and in Bihar 'Langra' mango is also known as 'Danka' Mango.

This cultivar retains a greenish tinge while ripening. It is normally harvested during the last half of July. Around 2006, it was known to be gaining popularity on the international market.[3] It is considered suitable for slicing and canning.[4]

Leaves[edit]

Langra mango tree

The leaf blades have an oval-lanceolate shape and are flat to slightly folded. The apexes are acuminate to sub-acuminate. The secondary veins are arranged as sub-opposite to alternate.[5] They have been measured as follows:

  • Length of blade: 21.93 cm
  • Length of lamina: 18.95 cm
  • Breadth of lamina: 4.75 cm
  • Length petioles 2.98 cm
  • Length of pulvinus region 1.20 cm
  • Length : breadth of lamina: 4.00
  • Length of pulvinus : petiole: 0.42
  • Length of lamina : petiole: 6.67 cm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mango Malformation". Dkchakrabarti.com. 2010-03-12. Archived from the original on 2014-09-12. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  2. ^ "Varieties of Mango produced in West Bengal | Bengal Information - College, Admission, Events, Education, Tourism, Bengal Culture, Jobs". Bengal Information. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  3. ^ "Recent Trends in World and U.S. Mango Production, Trade, and Consumption" (PDF). University of Florida IFAS Extension. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  4. ^ "Mango". Hort.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
  5. ^ Chakraborti, Kalyan (1970-01-01). "Leaf Charactersand Measurements Of Mango Cultivars In | Kalyan Chakraborti". Academia.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-13.

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