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Improved Varieties Of Silkworm Food Plants

Silkworm Host Plant Botanical name of host plant Family Recommended varieties Remark
Mulberry Mulberry Morus alba Moraceae C-1730, V-1, S-1635 Region specific drought tolerant mulberry varieties suitable for agro-climatic conditions of Odisha are required to be developed
Muga
Eri Castor Richinus communis Euphorbeaceae NBR, Local varieties
Tasar Arjun
Asar
Terminalea arjuna
Terminalea tomentos
Combretaceae
Combretaceae
Naturally occurring in forest of Odisha and raised block plantation