Scientific name: Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.

Family: Rutaceae

Synonym: Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck.

Bengali/Vernacular name: Jambura, Mahanimbu (Bengali); Tambura (Noakhali).

Tribal name: Ompur (Bawm), Uon-bu-chae (Chak), Kondal pada (Chakma), Dupa (Khumi), Umphur (Lushai), Mango-cham (Murang), Sherthur (Pangkhoa), Oomi-bawn (Rakhaing), Dopaashe (Marma).

English name: Shaddock, Pummelo, Bitter orange, Chinese grapefruit, Pomelo.

Description of the plant: A small to medium-sized spinous tree, 5-9 m tall, young shoot pubescent, spine usually blunt. Leaflets large, petiolate, petioles broadly winged, obcordate, leaflets broadly ovate-elliptic. Inflorescence of an axillary, solitary flower or a cluster of few flowers; bisexual, oblong in bud. Fruit large, pale yellow, globose or pyriform; rind thick; pulp varying in colour from crimson to pale pink or yellow.

Citrus maxima

Plant parts used: Stem.

Medicinal uses: Pills made from stems of the plant is taken twice a day (one pill each time) until the dysentery is cured.

Distribution: Grown in most areas of the country.

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