Scientific name: Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.
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.
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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