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AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS RESEARCH STATION, ODAKKALI

Aromatic Plants Medicinal Plants Plant Names

Scientific, English and vernacular names of tropical aromatic and medicinal plants

Scientific Name

English 

Sanskrit 

Hindi 

Malayalam  

Tamil

Kannada

Abelmoschus moschatus (Linn.) Medicus

Ladieís Finger,

Okra

Lata kasturika

Guj

Kasthurivenda

Varttilai-kasturi

Kasturi-bende

Abrus precatorius Linn.

Wild liquorice

 

Gunja

 

Guncai

 

Kunni

Kuntumani

Gunji

Abutilon indicum (Linn.) Sweet

 

Atibala

 

Kanghi

 

Ooram

Tutti

 

Shrimud rigida             

Acacia catechu Willd.

Cutch tree, Black catechu

Khadirah

 

Khair, Khaira

 

Karingali

Karumkali

 

Kaggali

Acalypha fruticosa Forsk.

 

 

 

Balamunja

Sinni

Chinni

Acalypha indica Linn.

Indian acalypha

Haritamanjari

Kuppikhokhli

Kuppameni

Kuppaimeni

Kuppi

 

Achyranthes aspera Linn.

Prickly chaff flower plant

Apamangah

Circita

Vankadaladi

Nayuruvi

Utranigida

Acorus calamus Linn.

Sweet flag

 

Ugra gandha ,

Vaca

 

Vayampu

Vasampu

Bajai

Adhatoda beddomei C. B. Clarke

 

Vasa

 

Adusa

Chittadalotakam

Adutoda

 

Adhatoda zeylanica Medicus

Malabar nut

Vasaka

Arusha

Aadalotakam

Adatodai

Adumuttada

Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Corr.

Bael tree

Holy fruit tree

Bilva

Sriphal

Bel

Koovalam

Vilvam

Bilvapatra

Aerva lanata (Linn.) Juss.

 

Bhadra

Chaya

Cherula

Cerupulai

 

Ageratum conyzoides Linn.

Goat weed

Visamustih

Visadodi

Appa

Pumpillu

Nayitulasi

Ailanthus excelsa Roxb.

 

Mahanimba

Maharukh

Perumaram,

Pongiliam

Perumaram

Dodda

Alangium salviifolium (Linn. f.) Wang.

Sage leaved  alangium

Ankolah

Dhera

Ankolam

Alangi

Guddadagoni

Albizia chinensis (Osb.) Merr.

 

Sirisha

kanujera

Vaaka

Katturinjil

Hottubange 

Albizia lebbeck (Linn.) Benth.

Siris tree

Shirisha

Siris

Nenmenivaka

Vaghe

Doddabage

Allium cepa Linn.

Onion

Palanduh

Pyaj

Ull, Savalla

 

Venkayam         Irulli

Nirulli

Allium cepa var. aggregatum

Small onion

 

 

Chuvannulli

 

 

Allium sativum Linn.

Garlic

Lasunah

Lahasun

Veluthulli

 

Vellaipuntu

Belluli

Allophyllus serratus Radlk.

 

Triputah

Tippani

Mukkannanpezhu

Amalai

Sisidale

Aloe barbadensis Mill.

Indian aloe

 

Ghrta kumari

Ghikumari

Kattarvazha

Sirukattalai

Lolesara

Alpinia allughas Rosc.

 

Taraka

Taro

Malayinjikkuva

 

 

Alpinia calcarata Rosc.

Lesser galangal

 

 

Chittaratha, Kolinchi

 

 

Alpinia galanga Sw.

Greater galangal

Sugandhamul

Rasna

Kulainjam

Aratha, Chittaratha

Arattai

Dumbarasmi

Alstonia scholaris (Linn.) R. Br.

Devil tree

Saptaparnah

Shaitan ka jat

Ezhilampala

Elilappalai

Janthalla

Alstonia venenata R. Br.

Alstonia

Visaghni

 

Analivegam

Sinnappalai

Addasarpa

Amaranthus spinosus Linn.

Prickly amaranthus

Tanduliya

Katalichaulai

Mullancheera

Kulluk-kirai

Malluharivesoppu

Ammannia baccifera Linn.

Blistering ammania

Agnigarva

Dadmari 

Kalluruvi

Nirumel neruppu

 

Amomum subulatum  Roxb.

Greater cardomom

Ela

Bari elachi

Perelam

Periya yelam

Dodda-yelakkai

Amorphophalus companulatus (Roxb.) Bl.

Elephant foot yam

Arsaghana

Zaminkand

Chena

Karnai kilangu

Suvarna gadde

Anacardium occidentale Linn.

Cashew-nut tree

Vrkkaphalah

Kaju

Kasumavu

Mundiri

Gerubija

Anacyclus pyrethrum DC

Pellitory

Akara-karava

Akara-kara

Akkikaruka

Akkirakkaram

 

Andrographis paniculata Nees

Green chiretta

Bhunimbah

Kakamegh

Kiryath

Nilavempu

Kreata

Anisochilus carnosus Wall.

 

 

Punjiri-ka- pat 

Mathilkkoorka,

Karppooravalli

Karpuravalli

Doddapatri

Anisomeles malabarica R. Br.

Malabar catmint

Vaikuntah

Mahadronah

Codhara

Karimthumba

Irattaipeyamaratti

Karitumbe

Annona squamosa Linn.

Custard apple

Sitaphalam

Sitaphal

Aatha,

Seethappazham

Sitaphalam

Atta

Sitaphala

Antiaris toxicaria (Pers.) Lesch.

Upas tree

Valakala

 

Maravuri,

Arayanalli    

Ali

Ajanapatte

Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) Parker

Rohituka tree

Rohitakah

Harinhara

Chemmaram

Semmaram

Mullumanthala

Areca catechu Linn.

 

Arecanut palm

Betelnut palm

Pugah

Supari

Kamuku,

Adackamaram

Pakkurnamaram

Adike

Argemone mexicana Linn.

Prickly poppy

Mexican poppy

Bramhadandi

Bharband

Brahmadanthi

Ponnumatai

Datturi

Argyreia speciosa Sweet

Elephant creeper

Woolly morning creeper        

Samudrapalaka

Samandar-ka-pat

Samudrappacha

Samuttirapalai

Samudravalli

Aristolochia bracteolata Ham.

Worm killer

Bracteated birthwort

Kitamari

Kitamar

Aaduthinnappala, Easwaramooli

Adutinnappalai

Adumuttagadi

Aristolochia indica Linn.

Indian birthwort

Isvari

Isvarmul

Garudakkodi, Karalakam

Isvaramuli

Gopataputtipalai

Artemisia pallens

Davana

 

 

Davana

 

Davanam

 

Davana

 

Artemisia vulgaris Linn.

Indian worm weed

Fleabane

Damanakah

Davanah

Makkippoovu

Makkippu

Manjapatre

Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.

Jack-fruit tree

Panasah

Kathal

Plavu

Palavu

Halasu

Artocarpus hirsutus Lam.

Wild jack

Lakucah

 

Aanjili

Anjali

Hebbalasu

Asparagus racemosus Willd.

Asparagus

Satavari

Satavari

Satavari

Ammaikodi 

Aheuballi

Averrhoa bilimbi Linn.

Cucumber tree

Brihaddala

Kamaranga

Vilimbi 

Tamarattai

Kamarakshi

Averrhoa carambola Linn.

Carambola, Star fruit, Chinese gooseberry

Karmarangha

Kamaranga

Aarampuli

Tamarattai

kamarakshi

Azadirachta indica A. Juss.

Margosa tree

Indian lilac

Nimbah

Nim

Aaryaveppu

Vembu

Bervu

Azima tetracantha Lam.

Mistletoe

Berrythorn

Kundali

Kantagarkimai

Essanku

Ichanka

Mulsanga 

Bileevuppi

Bacopa monnieri (Linn.) Pennell

Thyme-leaved gratiola

Brahmi

Barami

Jalnim

Brahmi

Nirpirami

Nirbrahmi 

Baliospermum solanifolium (J. Burm.) Suresh

Castor oil plant

Danti

Danti

Nagadandi

Nakatanti 

Danti

Bambusa bambos Druce

Thorny bamboo

Spiny bamboo

Vamsah

Kantabams

Mula

Mungil

Bidiau

Bauhinia purpurea Linn.

Camelís foot tree

Vanaraja

Lalkachna

Velutha mandaram

Mandari

Kempukanjivala 

Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

 

Sveta kanchan

Kachnal

Mandaram, Malayathi

Manthari

Arikka

Vana samtige

Bauhinia tomentosa

St.Thomas tree

Aswamantaka

Kachnar

Kanjanam, Kattathi

Kanjani

Kadatti

Bauhinia variegata Linn.

 

Mountain ebony

Kancanarah

Kancanar

Chuvanna mandaram

Sigappu mandari

Ullippe

Biophytum sensitivum (Linn.) DC.

 

Jhullapuspah

Lajjalu

Mukkutti, Nilamthengu

tintanali

 

Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.

Hogweed

Pigweed

Punarnava

Gadahpurna

Thazhuthama

Saatarani

Sanadike komma

Bombax ceiba Linn.

Red silk cotton tree

Salmali

Semal

Mullilavu

 

Mullilavu

Boonagadamara

Brassica campestris Linn.

Swedish turnip, White mustard

Katasarshapa

Kalisarson

Velutha kaduku

 

 

 

Brassica juncea (Linn.) Czern. & Coss.

Indian mustard, Red mustard

Sarsapah

Rajika

Rayi

Kaduku

Katugu

Sasave

Breynia patens Benth.

 

Bahupraja

Kalamahomad

Punarmuringa

 

 

Bryonia sp.

 

Bahupatra

Gargunaru

Kanjikkottam

 

 

Butea monosperma (Lam.) Taub.

Flame of the forest

Palasah

Dhak

 Palas 

Plasu

Parasa

Muttuga

Caesalpinia bonduc (Linn.) Roxb.

Fever nut

Bonduc nut

Latakaranjah

Kantikaranja

Kazhanchi

Kalicikkai

Galiga

Caesalpinia sappan Linn.

Brazil wood

Patrangah

Patamg

Chappangam, Sappangam

Patungam

Patranga

Cajanus cajan (Linn.) Millsp.

Red gram

Pigeon pea

Tuvari

Tuvari

Dhal

Thuvara

Tuvarai

Karigudu

Callicarpa tomentosa (Linn.) Murray

 

 

Bestra

Kattuthekku

Vettilaippattai

Ardri

Calotropis gigantea (Linn.) R. Br.

Gigantic swallow wort

Arkah

Madar

Erikku

Erukku

Ekka

Calycopteris floribunda Lam.

 

Susavi

Kokkarai

Pullanni

Minnarkoti

Kuppasa

Cananga odorata Hook. f. & Thom.

Ylang-ylang

 

 

Pachachempakam

Manoranjitham

Apoorva sakpaka

Capparis sepiaria Linn.

 

Kakadoni

Jal kanthari

Kakkathondi

Karunjarai

Kadukattari

Capparis zeylanica Linn.

 

 

Gitoranj

Karthotti

Tondai 

Mullukattari

Capsicum annum

Red chilly

Raktamarciah 

 

Lalmirca

Mulaku

Milagay

Mensinakai

Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn.

Heartís pea

Balloon vine

Indravalli

Kapalphoti

Uzhinja, Valliuzhinja

Mudukkottan

Agni-balli

Careya arborea Roxb.

Wild guava

Slow match tree

Katabhi

Kumbi

Pezhu

Kumbi

Ayma

Kavalu mara

Carica papaya Linn.

Papaya

Erandakarkati

Pappita

Kappa/Kappalam

Pappali

Parangimarai

Carum bulbocastanum Koch

Bulbous caraway

 

Kala-azim

Seema jeerakam

Shema-sheragam

 

Carum carvi Linn.

Caraway

 

Jeera

Carum

 

Shimai- jeerakam

 

Caryota urens Linn.

Elephantís palm

Fish tail palm

Sritalah

Mari ka jat

Choondappana

 

Kuntalpanai

Bagani

Cassia fistula Linn.

Indian laburnum

Golden shower

Kitamalah

Amaltas

Kanikkonna

Konnai

Kakkaemara

Cassia occidentalis Linn.

Negro coffee

Stinking weed

Kasamardah

Kasaumdi

Ponnaveeram

Ponnavirai

Doddatagassa

Cassia sophera Linn.

Senna sophera

Kasamarda

Kasunda

Ponnanthakara

Pon-navarai

Kasamardah

Casuarina equisetifolia Linn.

Beef wood

 

Janglisaru

Kattadi

Savukku

Chabaku

Catharanthus roseus (Linn.) G. Don

Periwinkle

Nityakalyani

Sudabahar

Ushamalari, Savakkottappacha

Sudukattumallikai

Nityamallige

Cayratia pedata (Lam.) Juss. ex Gagnep.

 

Godhapadi

Goalilata

Tripadi

Kattupirandai

 

Ceiba pentata (Linn.) Gaertn.

White silk cotton tree

Sweta salmali

Saphed simal

Panjimaram, Seemappoola

Pancu

Ilavum

Apurani

Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban

Indian pennywort

Mandukaparni

Brahmamanduki

Kudangal, Kudakan, Muthil

Vallarai

Kadu

Chenopodium ambrosioides Linn.

Sweet pig weed

 

 

Kattayamodakam

 

Kodu- vama

Chukrasia tabularis A. Juss.

Chikrassy

Chanana

 

Chuvanna akil

Chunda-kadalai

Dallmaris

Cicca acida (Linn.) Merr.

Country gooseberry 

Lavaliphala

Harfarauri

Arinelli

Arinelli

Aranelli

Cinnamomum camphora Nees & Eberm.

Camphor tree

Karpurah

Kapur

Karppooram

Indu

Karpooram

Karpoora

Cinnamomum verum Presl

Cinnamon

Darusita

Darucini

Karuva

Ilavarngam

Karuwa           

 

Cissampelos pareira Linn.

Velvet leaf

Ambastha

Akanadi

Malathangi

Appatta kodi

Padavali

Cissus quadrangularis Linn.

Adament creeper

Aszthisanhara

Hadjora

Changalam-paranda

Perandai

Manjora-valli

Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle

Country lime

 

Kagzi-nimbu

Vadukappuli-narakam

Elummicchchai

Nimbae

Citrus limon (Linn.) Burm. f.

Rough lemon

Maha- nimbu

Bara-nimbu

Cherunarakam

Periya elumichai

 

Citrus maxima (Burm.) Merr.

Forbidden fruit

Madhukarkati 

Chakotra

Bablumas

Pambalimasu

Chakotre 

Cleistanthus collinus (Roxb.) Benth. & Hook. f.

 

Indrayava

Garari

Odaku

Nilappalai

Bodadaraga

Clematis triloba Heyne ex Roth

Bowstring hemp

Laghuparnika

Murhari

Perumkurumba

 

Morhari

Cleome gynandra Linn.

 

Ajagandha

Hulhul

Aadunarivelam

Nagvelai

 

Cleome viscosa Linn.

Wild mustard

Varada

Hurhur

Kattukaduku, Ariyavila

Naykadugu

Naadusaive

Clerodendrum phlomidis Linn. f.

Clerodendrum

Vatagni

Urani

Peruvelum

Thazhuthazhi

Taggi

Clerodendrum serratum (Linn.) Moon

Beetle killer

Angaravalli

Bharang

Cheruthekku

Chirutekku

Gantubaranji 

Clerodendrum viscosum Vent.

Clerodendrum

Bhantaka

 

Bhant

Periyilam, Peruvelam

Perugilai

 

Clitoria ternatea Linn.

Clitoria

 

Aparajita

Aparajit

Sankhupushpam

Kannikkotti

Girikarniballi

Coccinia grandis (Linn.) Voigt.

Ivy gourd

Bimbika

Kanturi

Koval

Kovai-kodi

Tonde-kayee

Cocculus hirsutus (Linn.) Diels.

Broom creeper

Ink berry

P[atalugarudah

Patalagarudi

Pathalagarudakkodi

Kattukkoti

Dagadiballi

Cochlospermum religiosum (Linn.) Alst.

Yellow flowered cotton tree

Girisalmalika

Galgal

Seemappanji

Konjillam

Arasina

Cocos nucifera Linn.`

Coconut tree

 

Narikela

Nariyal

Thengu

Tenkaimaram

Tengu

Coffea arabica Linn.

Arabian coffee

 

 

Kawa

Kappi 

Kaapi

Kafi

Coffea robusta

Robusta coffee

 

 

Kawa

Kappi

Kaapi

Kafi

Coix lacryma-jobi Linn.

Jobís tears

Gavendhukah

Gurusamkru

Kakkappalunku

Kunthumani

Kolti-baeja

Coldenia procumbens Linn.

 

Tripakshee

Tripungki

Cherupulladi

Seruppadai

 

Coleus amboinicus Lour.

Indian borage

Country borage

Karpuravalli

Pathurchur

Panikkoorkka

karpuravalli

Karpurahalli

Coleus zeylanicus (Benth.) Cramer

 

 

 

Iruveli

 

 

Colocasia esculenta (Linn.) Schott

Taro

Coco yam

Alupam

Kaccalu

Chembu

Chaembu

Kachchi

Commiphora caudata (Wt. & Arn.) Engl.

 

 

 

Kilippanjimaram

 

 

Commiphora mukul (Hook. ex Stocks) Stocks

Indian bdellium

Gugulu

Gugul

Gulgulu

Gukkalu

Guggul

Coriandrum sativum Linn.

Coriander

Dhanyakam

Dhanigam

Malli

Kottamalli

Kothambari

Coscinium fenestratum (Gaertn.) Colebr.

Tree turmeric

Daruharida

Jhar-I-haldi

Maramanjal

Maramancal

Maramanjali

Cosmostigma racemosa Wt.

 

 

 

Vattolam, Vaduvalli

 

Gharahuroo

Costus speciosus (Koen.) Sm.

Costus

Pushkara

Kust 

Channakuva

Kostam

Changakosta

Crataeva religiosa Hook. f. & Thom.

Tree leaved caper

Varunah

Barna

Neermathalam

Narvala

Bilpatri

Cressa cretica Linn.

 

Rudanti

Rudravanti

Azhukanni

Vuppu mari kazhantu

 

Crossandra infundibuliformis

 

 

 

Kanakambaram, Padathikongini

Pavillakurinja

Abbolige

Crotalaria juncea Linn.

Sun hemp

Sanabu

Sanabu

Kilukki

Sanappu

Sanabu

Croton tiglium Linn.

Purging croton

Jepulah

Jamalgota

Neervalam

Nervalam

Japala

Cryptolepis buchanani Roem. & Schult.

 

 

Karnata

Kilippalvalli

Paalkodi

Adavi palchedi

Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.

 

Musali

Kalimusali

Nilappana

Nilapanai

Neladali

Curcuma amada  Roxb.

Mango ginger

Amradrakam

Amahaldi

Mangainchi

Mankayinci

Ambahaldi

Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.

Wild arrow root

Tavakshira

Tikhur

Vellakkuva, Kattumanjal

Kua

 

Curcuma aromatica Salisb.

Wild turmeric

Aranyaharidra

Jangli haldi

Kasthurimanjal

Kasturimanjal

Kadarasina

Curcuma longa Linn.

Turmeric

 

Haridra

Haldi

Manjal

Mancal

Anasina

Cyathula prostrata (Linn.) Bl.

Small prickly chaff flower plant

Raktapamargah

Lal circita

Cherukadaladi

Cirukatalati

 

Cyclea peltata (Lam.) Hook. f. & Thom.

Pata root

Patha

Path

Padakkizhangu, Padathali

Patakilanka

 

Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf

West Indian lemon grass

Bhustarah

Gandhatran

Injippullu

Vasanapullu

Majjigehallu

Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud.) Wats.

East Indian Lemongrass

 

 

Injippullu

 

 

Cymbopogon martinii var. motia Roxb.

Palmarosa, Rosha grass

Dhyamakah

Gandhabei

Palmarosa

Munkilppul

 

Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia

Palmarosa, Gingergrass

 

 

Palmarosa 

 

 

Cymbopogon nardus  (Linn.) Rendle

Ceylon citronella grass 

Guchcha

Gaijini

Ceylon citronella

Kamachi pillu

 

Cymbopogon nardus var. confertiflorus x C. jawarancusa

Jamrosa

 

 

Jamrosa

 

 

Cymbopogon pendulus Wats.

Jammu Lemongrass

 

 

Jammu inchippullu

 

 

Cymbopogon winterianus

Java citronella

 

 

Java citronella

 

 

Cynodon dactylon (Linn.) Pers.

Dhub grass

Barmuda grass

Niladurva

Durba

Karuka

Arukampillu

Hariali

Cyperus rotundus Linn

Nut grass

Musta

Nagarmotha

Muthanga

Koral

Tungegadde

Dalbergia latifolia Roxb.

East Indian rose wood

Shishapa

Shisham

Eetti, Veetti

Itti

Ibadi

Datura metel Linn.

Datura

Dhustura

 

Kaladhutara

Neela ummam

Vellum mattai

Dattura

Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees

Male bamboo

Vansha

Banskaban

Kallanmula

Kalmoongil

Bidiru

Desmodium gangeticum DC.

Desmodium

Salaparni

Salparni

Orila

Pulladi

Murelehonne

Desmodium pulchellum Backer

 

 

Jatsalpan

Kattumuthira

 

Jenukkadi

Desmodium triflorum (Linn.) DC.

 

Tripadi

Kudaliga

Nilamparanda

Siruppullai

 

Desmostachya bipinnata Stapf

Sacrificial grass

Darbah

Davoli

Balidarbha

Darbhaibhul 

 

Dioscorea bulbifera Linn.

Potato yam

 

Ratalu

Kachil, Pannikizhangu

Kodi kilangu

Heggenasaru

Dioscorea floribunda

Medicinal yam

 

 

Marunnukachil

 

 

Diospyros melanoxylon Roxb.

Persimmon

Dirghapatraka

Abnus

Ebony

Karum dumbi

Abanasi

Dolichos biflorus Backer

Horse gram

Kulattha

Kulatti

Muthira

Kollu

Hurali

Dregea volubilis (Linn. f.) Hook. f.

 

Hemajivanti

Nakchikkni

Velipparuthi

Kodippalai

Dugdhike

Ecbolium viride (Forsk.) Merr.

Blue fox tail

Nail dye

 

Udajati

Odiyamadantha

Nilambari

Kappukarni

Eclipta prostrata (Linn.) Linn.

Trailing eclipta

Tekarajuah

Bhamgra

Kayyonni, Kayyunni

Kayyantukara

Kaddigagarugu

Elephantopus scaber Linn.

Prickly leaved elephantís foot

Hastipadi

Gobhi

Aanachuvadi

Anashovadi

Nayee nalige

Elettaria cardamomum Maton

Cardamom

Ela

Elaci

Elam

Elam

Yelakkai

Embelia ribes Burm. f.

Embelia

Vidangah

Vagvidang

Wizhal

Vayu-vilamga

Vayuvilanga

Emilia sonchifolia DC.

 

Sasarutih

Hirankhun

Muyalcheviyan

Muyalccevi

 

Ensete superbum

 

 

 

Kalluvazha

 

 

Entada pursaetha DC.

Elephant creeper

 

Barabi chian

Malamanjadi, Kakkavalli

Chillu

Doddakampi

Eryngium foetidum Linn.

African coriander

 

 

Africanmalli

 

 

Erythrina variegata Linn.

Indian coral tree

Paribhadrah

Dadap pamkara

Murikku

Kalyana murukku

Harivana

Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.

Eucalyptus

 

 

Yukkali

 

 

Eucalyptus globulus Labill.

Blue gum tree

Nilanirgasa

Yukeliptas

Yukkali

Karpoora maram

Taila

Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl

Ayapana tea

Ayaparnah

Ayaparna

Aiyappana, Mrithasanjeevani

Ayappani

 

Euphorbia hirta Linn.

Australian

asthma weed

Nagarjun

Lal-dudhi

Nilappala

Amampatihaiarasi

Akkigida

Euphorbia nivulia Buch.-Ham.

 

Patra-snuhi

Sij

Ilakkalli

Naga kalli

Katathuhar

Euphorbia thymifolia Linn.

 

Dugdhika

Dudhiya

Nilappala

Sittrapaladi

 

Euphorbia tirucalli Linn.

Petroleum plant

Milk bush 

Trikantaka

Sehund

Thirukkalli

 

 

Euphorbia tirucalli Linn.

 

 

 

Thirukkalli

Thirukkali

Mundukalli

Evolvulus alsinoides (Linn.) Linn.

 

Visnukrantha

Syamakrantha

Vishnukranthi

Vishnukrantamu

Vishnukranti

Excoecaria agallocha  Linn.

Blinding tree

Agaru

Gangwa

Komatti

Kampetti

Tilla

Ficus benghalensis Linn.

Banyan tree

Nyagrodhah

Bargad

Peral

Alamaram

Ala

Ficus heterophylla Linn. f.

 

Trayamana

 

Vallitherakam

Kodi athi

Adavibende

Ficus microcarpa Linn. f.

 

Plaksah

Kamarup

Itthi

Kallicci

Itti

Ficus racemosa Linn.

Cluster fig

 

Udumbarah

Gular umar

Atthi

Atti

Atti

Ficus religiosa Linn.

Peepal tree

Sacred fig

Pippalah

Asvatam

 

Pippal

Arayal

Arasu

Aswatha

Flacourtia indica Merr.

Governorís plum

Aghori

Kancu

Aghori

Sattaikala

Nakkeharagu

Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch.

Puneala plum 

Vikankatha 

Paniyala

Neernelli, Thaleesapathram

Vayyinkarai

Hulumanike

Garcinia gummi-gutta (Linn.) Robs.

Gamboge

Vrksamlah

Bilatti-amli

Kudampuli, Kudappuli

Kodukappuli

Punarpuli

Gloriosa superba Linn.

Glory lily

Visalya

Kalihari

Menthonni

Akkini chilam

Nangulika

Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC.

 

Asvasakothah

Girgiti

Kuttippanal

Kattukonci

Kasarkana

Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.

Liquorice

Yastimadhu

Jatimadh

Irattimadhuram

Athimadhuram

Athimadhura

Gmelina arborea Roxb.

Coomb teak

Gumbhari

Gamari

Kumizhu, Kumbil

Uri

Gumadi

Kummuda

Gymnema sylvestre R. Br.

Periploca of the woods

Madhunasini

Merasimgi

Chakkarakkolli

Sakkarakolli

Kadhasige

Hedyotis corymbosa (Linn.) Lam.

 

Parpatah

Daman pappar

Parpadakappullu

Parpatagam

Parpatahullu

Helicteres isora Linn.

East Indian screw tree

Avarttani

Marodphali

Idampiri-valampiri

Valampiri

Kempukaveri

Heliotropium indicum Linn.

Indian turnsole

Vrscikali

Siriyari

Thekkada

Telkedukkai

Celubaladagidha 

Hemidesmus indicus (Linn.) R. Br.

Indian sarasaparilla

Sariba

Anantamul

Anantamul

Naruneendi, Nannari

Nannari

Namadabathi

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn.

Shoe-flower plant

Ondrapuspi

Jasum

Chemparathi

Cemparutti

Dasavala

Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.

Roselle

 

Patwa

Mathippuli

Sivappu kasmakkai

Pulicha keera

Hibiscus tiliaceus Linn.

Yellow mallow

Bala

Bopla

Pooparuthi

Attu paruthi

 

Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham.) Don

Tellichery bark

Kalinga

Kurci kuda

Kudakappala

Kutasapalai

Kodgasana

Karche 

Holigarna arnottiana Hook. f.

 

 

 

Cheru, Charu

Karunjari

Holigar

Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb.) Planch.

Indian elm

Cirabilvah

Cibil

Aavil, Njettavil

Avali

Kanji

Tapasigida

Holostemma ada-kodien Schult.

Holostemma

Jivanti

Chirvel

Adapathian

Palaikkirai

 

Homonoia riparia Lour.

 

Jalavetasah

Jalbent

Aattuvanchi, Kallurvanchi

Kattuarali

Sannapasanabela

Hugonia mystax Linn.

Climbing flax

 

Kamsamarah

 

Mothirakkanni

Mothirakkanni

Mrema

Hybanthus enneaspermus (Linn. f.) Muell.

 

Amburuha

Rattan-purus

Orilathamara

Purusharatnam

 

Hydnocarpus laurifolia (Dennst) Sleum.

Maroti tree

Tuvarakah

Calmogaru

Marotti

Maravattai

 

Ichnocarpus frutescens (Linn.) R. Br.

Black creeper

Ulpalasariba

Kalidudhi

Palvalli

Udarkkoti

Kappunabadaberu 

Indigofera tinctoria  Linn.

Indian indigo

Nilika

Nil

Neelamari, Neelichedi

Averi

Nili

Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.

Giant potato

Kairividari

Bhilaykand

Palmuthukku

Palmudamagi

Nadakumbala

Ipomoea pes-tigridis Linn.

Tigerís foot

 

 

Pulichuvadi

Pulichovadi

 

Ixora coccinea Linn.

Flame of the woods

Paranti

 

Rangam

Thechi, Chethi

Cetti

Kiskara

Jasminum grandiflorum Linn.

Spanish jasmine

Jati

Jati

Pichakam, Pichi

Pichi

Kotimalligae

Malligae

Jasminum sambac Ait.

Arabian jasmine 

Mallika

Moghra

Kudamulla

Kundumallige

Dundumallige

Jatropha curcas Linn.

Purging nut

Dravanti

Jungli erand

Kadalavanakku, Kattavanakku

Katalamanakku

Belioudalu

Jatropha glandulifera Roxb.

 

Nikumbu

Undarbilyu

Kannatti

Adalai

Karithrukuharalu

Jatropha gossypifolia Linn.

Tua-tua

 

 

Chuvanna-kadalavanakku

Kattuamanaku

Hattielai karalu

Justicia gendarussa Linn. f.

 

Vatagni

Nilanairgundi

Vathamkolli

Vataikkoti

Karinekki

Justicia wynadensis

 

 

 

Kurinji

 

 

 

Kaempferia galanga Linn.

 

Karcurah

Candramula

Kacholam, Kachooram

Kaccolam

Kacora

Kaempferia rotunda Linn.

Indian crocus

Bhucampakah

Abhuichampa

Chengazhineer-kizhangu

Nerppicin

Nelasampige

Lagenaria siceraria

Bottle gourd

Katutumbi

Titalauki

Churakka

 

Sorakkai

Kadusore

Lantana camara  Linn. var. aculeata  Moldenke

Wild sage

Caturangi

Caturang

Arippu

Arisimalar

Kadugulabi

Lawsonia inermis Linn.

Henna

Medhini

Mehanti

Mylanchi

Marutani

Madurangi

Leea indica Merr.

 

Chatri

Kurkurjihava

Manippiranda

Ottanali

Gadhapatri

Leucas aspera (Willd.) Spr.

Thumbe

Dronapuspi

Chota lalkusa

Thumba

Tumbai

Tumbe

Limnophila indica (Linn.) Druce

 

Ambuja

Kuttra

Manganari

 

 

Limonia acidissima Linn.

Elephant apple

Kapitthah

Katbel

Vilarmaram

Vilankaymaram

Bela

Lippia nodiflora Mich.

 

 

Vashira

Bhuikora

Neerthippali

Podutalaei

 

Litchi chinensis Sonner.

 

 

Leechi

Litchi

Ilichi

 

Lobelia nicotianifolia Roth ex Roem. & Schult.

Wild tobacco

Devanala

Nala

Kattupukayila

Upperichedi

Kandele

Macaranga peltata (Roxb.) Muell.-Arg.

 

 

 

 

Vattakkanni

Upalige

Maesa indica Wall.

 

 

 

Kattuvizhal

Vamari

Tanipela

Mangifera indica Linn.

Cuckooís joy

Amrah

Amb

Mavu

Mamaram

Mavu

Maranta arundinacea Linn.

Arrow root

Tavaksri

Tikhor

Kochikuva, Kuva

Kuvai

Kavihettu

Melia azedarach Linn.

Pride of India

 

Mahanimbah

Mahanimb

Malaveppu

Malaivempu

Turakabevu

Mentha arvensis Linn.

Mint

 

Pudina

Pudina

Pudina

Putina

Chetamarugu

Mesua nagassarium (Burm. f.) Kosterm.

Mesua

Nagapuspam

Nagakesar

Nagakesaram, Churuli

Nagappu

Nagasampige

Michelia champaca Linn.

Golden champa

Champakah

Champaka

Chempakam, Champaka

Sempakam

Sampige

Mimosa pudica Linn.

Sensitive plant

Lajjalu

 

Lajjavanti

Thottavadi

Thottalvadi

Nacikegidi

Mimusops elengi Linn.

West Indian Medlar

Bakulah

Bakul

Elenji

Ilanci

Ragademara

Mirabilis jalapa Linn.

Four Oí clock plant

Krishnakeli

Gulabbas

Anthimalari

Pattarasu

Chandra mallige

Mollugo oppositifolia Linn.

Bitter cumin

Phanija

Jima

Kaippujeerakam

Kachantari

Parpataka

Morinda umbellata Linn.

 

Pitadaru

 

Kudalchurukki

Nuna

Poppili

Moringa  oleifera Lam.

Drum-stick tree

Sigruh

Mungana

Muriga, Moringa

Murunkai

Murunga

Morus acedosa Griff.

 

 

Shalmali

Tut

Kambilimaram, Yusham

Kambali

Brahmadaru

Mucuna pruriens (Linn.) DC.

Cowhage

Atmagupta

Gonca

Naikurana

Punaikkali

Nasuganni

Mukia maderaspatana (Linn.) M. Roemer

 

Tirkoskai

Agumaki

Mukkapperam

Musumusukkai

 

Murraya koenigii (Linn.) Spreng.

Curry leaf

Kalasakh

Mithipam

Kariveppu

Kariveppalai

Kari baeva

Musa paradisiaca Linn. var. sapientum Kuntze

Adamís fig

Kadali

Kela

Vazha, kadalivazha

Kadalivalai

Balehannu

Mussaenda frondosa Linn.

White lady

Sriparnah

Bedina

Vellila

Vellai-ilai

Bello-tigida

Myristica fragrans Houtt.

Nutmeg tree

Jati

Jayphal

Jathi

Jatimaram

Jajikal

Naregamia alata Wt. & Arn.

Goanese ipecacuanh

Triparnika

Tinparni

Nilanarakam

Nilanaragam

Nelaringa

Nerium oleander Linn.

Indian oleander

Karavirah