TERMINALIA CITRINA Flaming

Family: Combretaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Haritaki.

Tribal Name: Belomit, Aritok (Garo).

English Name: Citrine Myrobalan.

Description of the Plant:
A medium-sized to large, deciduous tree, up to 25 m high. Leaves sub-opposite, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 7-20 cm long, entire. Flowers small, dull-yellow, sessile in terminal and lateral, spikes, often panicled. Fruit a drupe, oblong-lanceolate, about 5 cm long, smooth, obscurely 5-angled.

Using Information:
The fruit has the same properties as that of T. chebula. The bark has diuretic and cardiotonic properties.

Distribution:
Forests of Gazipur, Tangail, Sylhet, Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.


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