Monday 16 October 2023

Mussaenda glabrata (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble

Mussaenda glabrata (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble

mew-say-EN-duh -- Latinized form of Sinhalese name of the plant, මුස්සැන්ද mussaenda ... Dave's Botanary
GLAB-rah-tuh -- somewhat smooth ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: dhobi tree, white flag, wild mussaenda • Hindi: बेदिना bedina • Kannada: ಬೆಲ್ಲೊಟ್ಟಿ bellotti, ಬಿಳಿ ಎಲೆ ಗಿಡ bili yele gida • Konkani: सरवडी sarvadi • Malayalam: വെള്ളില vellila • Malvani: शेरवाड shervaad • Marathi: भूतकेस bhutakesa, सरवड sarvad • Sanskrit: श्रीवाटी shrivati • Tamil: வெள்ளையிலை vellaiyilai, வெள்ளை மடந்தை vellimadandai


botanical names: Mussaenda glabrata (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble ... homotypic synonyms: Mussaenda frondosa var. glabrata Hook.f. ... POWO, retrieved 16 October 2023
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~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
written and spoken widely, in most parts of India
dhobi tree
white flag
wild mussaenda
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (हिन्दी) ... spoken in: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
बेदिना bedina
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
written in: Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) ... spoken in: Karnataka
ಬೆಲ್ಲೊಟ್ಟಿ bellotti
ಬಿಳಿ ಎಲೆ ಗಿಡ bili yele gida
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Roman ... spoken in: Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
सरवडी sarvadi
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
written in: Malayalam (മലയാളം) ... spoken in: Kerala
വെള്ളില vellila
~~~~~ MALVANI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (मालवणी) ... spoken in: Maharashtra (only in the Sindhudurg district), north Goa (especially Pernem taluka) ... a dialect of Konkani with significant Marathi influences and loanwords
शेरवाड shervaad
  • Many thanks to Nitin Kawthankar for help with this name ... facebook
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (मराठी) ... spoken in: Maharashtra, Karnataka
भूतकेस bhutakesa
सरवड sarvad
~~~~~ SANSKRIT ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (संस्कृतम्) ... used all over India by priests and scholars
श्रीवाटी shrivati
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
written in: Tamil (தமிழ்) ... spoken in: Tamil Nadu
வெள்ளையிலை vellaiyilai, வெள்ளை மடந்தை vellimadandai
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in INDIA ~~~~~
Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu; endemic
~~~~~ Last updated: 16-10-2023 ~~~~~
Rubiaceae tropical endemic herbaceous rambler shrub "Mussaenda glabrata" "Mussaenda frondosa var glabrata" "dhobi tree" "white flag" "wild mussaenda"

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