Malvaceae week :: Guazuma ulmifolia

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 8, 2011, 5:45:10 AM9/8/11
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Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.
  • gwa-ZOO-ma -- Latinized from the Mexican vernacular name guasima (guacima)
    ul-mif-FOH-lee-uh -- having leaves resembling the Elm genus

Guazuma ulmifolia
Aug 17, 2008 at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai


commonly known as: bastard cedar, bay cedar, musket tree, pigeon wood, pricklenut, West Indian elm • Bengali: nipaltunth • Gujarati: ભદ્રાક્ષ bhadraksha, ખોટો રુદ્રાક્ષ khoto rudraksha • Hindi: रुद्राक्ष rudraksha • Kannada: ರುದ್ರಾಕ್ಶೀ rudrakshi • Malayalam: രുദ്രാക്ഷം rudraksham • Marathi: रुद्राक्षी rudrakshi • Sanskrit: रुद्राक्ष rudraksha • Tamil: துப்பாக்கிமரம் tuppakki-maram • Telugu: భద్రాక్శ bhadraksha, రుద్రాక్శ rudraksha

Native to: central America; cultivated elsewhere




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Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 8, 2011, 6:21:42 AM9/8/11
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Thanks Dinesh ji
You are one step ahead of me in nomenclature. I had quietly left ths back in my folder. Thanks for reminding me this is now Malvaceae.
I will upload next.



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Balkar Arya

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Sep 8, 2011, 10:15:47 AM9/8/11
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Dinesh Ji
I think Rudraksh is another plant?
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Dr Balkar Singh
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 8, 2011, 10:21:38 AM9/8/11
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... yes Balkar ji rudraksh is altogether a different plant ... in this case, a misnomer applied by some folks.
Since there arises miunderstanding, in future will suffix (misnomer) for all such untrue cases.

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Dinesh
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