Scientific name: Bruguiera sexangula (Lour.) Poir.
Synonym: Rhizophora sexangula Lour.
Bengali/Vernacular name: Kankra, Lalnatinga, Banduri, Rohinia.
English name: Upriver orange mangrove.
Description of the plant: A mangrove tree, up to 30 m tall. Leaves petiolate, glabrous, yellowish, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, or rarely oblanceolate, base cuneate to rarely obtuse, apex acute, stipules green or yellowish. Flowers solitary, yellow. Fruit a berry, more or less distinctly ribbed and enclosed in sepal.
Plant parts used: Bark.
Ethnomedicinal uses: A paste is made with the bark of the plant is applied externally twice a day on the burning places until the wound is healed.
The bark of the plant is used to treat diarrhoea and tumour.
Distribution: This mangrove species is found in mangrove forests of Khulna, Satkhira, and Bagerhat districts.
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