Tamarix DIOICA Roxb. ex Roth.

Synonym : Tamarix gallica Wight.
Bangla Name : Lal Jhau, Urusia, Ban Jhau, Nona-gach, Urichiya, Nona Jhau (Sunderbans).
English Name : -
Family : Tamaricaeae
Disease : -
Description : A small evergreen tree, often gregarious shrub, up to 6 m tall, with green drooping branchlets and minute scale leaves. Leaves minute tubular, clasping the stem, apex acuminate, closely appressed, green with a white margin. Flowers 3 mm diam., dioecious, purple or pink in compact or closely arranged, cylindrical panicled spikes, 2.5-5 cm long, at the end of branches. Fruit a capsule, 4.5 mm long, cone-shaped, 1-celled, 3-valved.
Distribution : In river banks throughout the country.
Chemical Constituents : Kaempferide, tamarixetin, and D-mannitol have been isolated from leaves (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Uses : Galls and twigs are used in medicine as an astringent.
Habit : Tree