• The suitable habitat for hijol tree to grow in the India-Bangladesh landscape may shrink by 50.5% due to erratic rainfall and temperature changes.

About Hijol

  • Hijol, or Indian oak, is a medium-sized evergreen tree.
  • Scientific Name: Barringtonia acutangula
  • It is native to coastal wetlands in southern Asia and northern Australasia. This species grows on the banks of freshwater rivers, the edges of freshwater swamps and lagoons and on seasonally flooded lowland plains, commonly on heavy soils from the sea level up to about 400 m of altitude.
    • It is commonly found in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin.
  • Tree grows to about 8–15 m high with thick, smooth and oval in shape leaves.
  • Flowers are small, pink to red, sub-sessile, and purple-red with numerous stamens.
  • Its bark has tannin, which is useful for heart diseases. Also Tonic is prepared from leaves and roots.

Fish poison is prepared from its roots.

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