Information- botanical names for some plants that were posted earlier

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Padmanabhan Geetha

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Aug 11, 2009, 8:19:35 AM8/11/09
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Dear Friends
Sharing with you the information sent by Dr. S. Noorunnisa Begum, Herbarium Curator, FRLHT.
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geetha

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Dear Geetha,
 
I am also a Training co-ordinator for training program held in our dept....thus couldn't reply.
 
To our knowledge
Narthangai -  Citrus aurantium L.
Kadarangai - Citrus medica L.
Elumichai   - Citrus aurantifolia (Christm. & Panz.) Swingle
 
Coming to (grasses)
Daab- Desmostachya bipinnata Stapf (Poaceae)
Panni - Vetiveria zizanoies (L.) Nash
Kheemp - Leptadenia pyrotechnica Dcne
 
For the ones i couldn't identity please send me the photographs shall try them too.
 
regards,
noorie
 
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Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:38 AM
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Dear Noor
I have taken the liberty of sending a few more names for botanical id. I am in no hurry, take your time and send it whenever you have free time from your regular work.All these figure in the site http://www.arnajharna.org/English/Broom_Types_of_Brooms.aspx#

warm regards
geetha

The following local names are those of grasses used in making brooms. I have sent only the names, if you want i could sent the images also.

Panni grass ;The panni grass grows in loose soil in the monsoon season and is cut during the month of Kartik (October-November).The professional Harijan sweeper community uses this grass to make brooms, which are used to sweep roads, public spaces and residential colonies

Daab grass
:The grass daab grows around water-bodies and fields. It is used for many rituals relating to birth, marriage and death.Daab is also used in rituals following the death of a person when the eldest son is made to wear a ring made out of the daab grass, which is tied around his left index finger. In shraddha or death-anniversary ceremonies, daab is used for offering water to one's ancestors (tarpan).

Kheemp :
Kheemp is a shrub which is normally found on sand-dunes, barren land or the boundary walls of farms.The tender fruits (kheempoli) of the kheemp shrub can also be eaten as vegetables.

Sinya
:Sinya is a particular kind of shrub which normally grows on sand dunes or in wastelands.Sinya has multiple uses, ranging from the thatching of roofs to the making of ropes.

Bald
:A two to four feet tall shrub that grows in black soil, bald is used to make brooms primarily for cleaning cattle-sheds and sweeping courtyards. The seeds of the bald are mixed with urd-ke-dal (lentil) and mixed with ghee to make ladoo. This is generally eaten during the winter months and is considered to be beneficial for joint-pains and for strengthening the muscles. Likewise, the seeds of bald can be separated from its husks and boiled with milk to make kheer.
Jhoonjhli :The jhoonjhli grass grows in the forest and on mountains in southern Rajasthan.




devendra bhardwaj

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Aug 11, 2009, 11:39:12 AM8/11/09
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hello Geetha ji,

       These grasses common in Rajasthan.

Regd

Devendra

 

Devendra Bhardwaj

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Aug 11, 2009, 11:35:50 AM8/11/09
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hello Geetha ji,
       These grasses common in rajasthan.
Regd
Devendra

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Panni grass ;The panni grass grows in loose soil in the monsoon season and is cut during the month of Kartik (October-November)..The professional Harijan sweeper community uses this grass to make brooms, which are used to sweep roads, public spaces and residential colonies


Daab grass
:The grass daab grows around water-bodies and fields. It is used for many rituals relating to birth, marriage and death.Daab is also used in rituals following the death of a person when the eldest son is made to wear a ring made out of the daab grass, which is tied around his left index finger. In shraddha or death-anniversary ceremonies, daab is used for offering water to one's ancestors (tarpan).

Kheemp :
Kheemp is a shrub which is normally found on sand-dunes, barren land or the boundary walls of farms.The tender fruits (kheempoli) of the kheemp shrub can also be eaten as vegetables.

Sinya
:Sinya is a particular kind of shrub which normally grows on sand dunes or in wastelands.Sinya has multiple uses, ranging from the thatching of roofs to the making of ropes.

Bald
:A two to four feet tall shrub that grows in black soil, bald is used to make brooms primarily for cleaning cattle-sheds and sweeping courtyards. The seeds of the bald are mixed with urd-ke-dal (lentil) and mixed with ghee to make ladoo. This is generally eaten during the winter months and is considered to be beneficial for joint-pains and for strengthening the muscles. Likewise, the seeds of bald can be separated from its husks and boiled with milk to make kheer.
Jhoonjhli :The jhoonjhli grass grows in the forest and on mountains in southern Rajasthan.






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Padmanabhan Geetha

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Aug 12, 2009, 12:15:25 PM8/12/09
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Devendra ji
Thank you,yes they are from Rajasthan and some can be seen in other
places too. These grasses are used to make brooms. i had posted
earlier some information about brooms and asked for botanical names.
Hence i was sharing the information
best wishes
geetha


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