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

Terminalea arjuna

Combretaceae

Naturally occurring in forest of Odisha and raised block plantation

 

Asan

Terminalea tomentosa

Combretaceae