Names of Plants in India :: Excoecaria agallocha

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Dinesh Valke

Jul 14, 2011, 1:01:06 PM7/14/11
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Excoecaria agallocha

Excoecaria agallocha ♂ L.

Excoecaria agallocha ♀ L.

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eks-see-KAIR-ee-a -- from the Latin ex-caeco (to blind, make blind)
a-GAL-o-ka -- Latinized from the ancient word for a resinous, aromatic tree 

commonly known as: blind-your-eye mangrove, blinding tree, cametty eagle wood, milky mangrove, river poison tree,salt swamp tiger's milk  Bengali: gewa  Konkani: उसो uso  Malayalam: കോമട്ടി koomatti  Marathi: गेवा geva  Oriya: guan  Tamil: தில்லை tillai  Telugu: తెల్ల tella 

and more names in Tamil: அகதி akati, ஆக்கொல்லி akkolli, அம்பலவிருட்சம் ampala-virutcam, அம்பலத்தி ampalatti, ஆடியகூத்தன் atiya-kuttan, கொக்குமேனி kokkumeni, பருவி paruvi, வரிவனம் vari-vanam 

botanical names: Excoecaria agallocha L. ... synonyms: Commia cochinchinensis Lour. • Excoecaria affinis Endl. •Excoecaria camettia Willd. • Excoecaria ovalis Endl. • Excoecaria sphaerosperma F.Muell. ex Pax [Illegitimate] •Stillingia agallocha (L.) Baill. ... The Plants List 

Dear friends,

Those familiar with names in their languages may point out any error / provide any better known name(s).

Would like to get the Bengali name gewa in Bangla script.
Would also like to get valid name(s) of this plant in Kannada script ... at ENVIS / FRLHT, they are: haaro (OR hara / haro) gida, kamate, kammatta, thilla, tilla


tanay bose

Jul 15, 2011, 1:38:49 AM7/15/11
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Awesome catch and contrast Dinesh Ji
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Satish Phadke

Jul 15, 2011, 3:38:48 AM7/15/11
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Excellent Dinesh
Please continue your great contribution. We are enjoying.
I think you missed the name of Family: Euphorbiaceae in the write up.
Dr Phadke

Dinesh Valke

Jul 15, 2011, 9:41:00 AM7/15/11
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Many thanks Tanay and Satish ji for the appreciation.

This write-up is copy-paste of Excoecaria agallocha page at a Google site called Names of Plants in India.
To avoid rework of changing family names at any later stage, have not mentioned them anywhere.


Dinesh Valke

Mar 21, 2017, 12:10:07 PM3/21/17
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J.M. Garg

Mar 21, 2017, 2:22:35 PM3/21/17
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Thanks a lot,  Dinesh ji

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