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Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

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Oct 22, 2010, 12:19:36 PM10/22/10
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Dear all,

I am urgently need the some of the Scientific names of  Tamil plants mentioned in Sangam literature.

1. Omai
2. Maramaram
3. Ya

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Selvalakshmi S.
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Dinesh Valke

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Oct 22, 2010, 1:19:40 PM10/22/10
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Selvalakshmi ji, please verify the first two, check the 3rd, not sure.

1. omai ஒமை ... mango, Mangifera indica
2. marama maram மரம மரம் ... mangrove apple, Sonneratia apetala

3. ya யா ... perhaps yakkataru யக்கதரு ... banyan tree, Ficus benghalensis


Tamil knowing friends, please validate.


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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 22, 2010, 1:21:48 PM10/22/10
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:).... thats great!!!


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Vijayasankar

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Oct 22, 2010, 3:10:34 PM10/22/10
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Maramaram : Ficus religiosa
Omai : Madhuca longifolia & Mangifera indica
 
there is no record of 'ya' in the database of FRLHT. so pl check if there is any orthographic variation. 
source: http://envis.frlht.org.in/ver_search.php
 
For further info, you may also contact Dr.Narasimhan, Madras Christian College and/or Mr. Panchavarnam (http://www.plantinfocentre.uuuq.com/testpage.html ; http://www.panchavarnam.com/), who is developing a database of all medicinal plants of TN and their local names.
 
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Vijayasankar


Selvalakshmi Selvaraj

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:10:47 AM10/23/10
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Thank you Vijay ji and Dinesh ji
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