> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:11 AM, Balkar Arya <balkara...@gmail.com
> > Thanks Dinesh Ji and Pankaj Ji for details
> > On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:09 AM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> >> ... epithet *nil* (in context of *Ipomoea nil*) is derived from the
> >> Arabic name for a species of Morning Glory ... reference: Dave's Botanary
> >> ...http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/go/3905/
> >> Regards.
> >> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com
> >>> In latin "nil" means NOTHING!! :)
> >>> Pankaj
> >>> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > Balkar ji ... my belief too, Ipomoea nil ... this nil (blue) is
> >>> unique among
> >>> > any Ipomoea ... my own thought.
> >>> > commonly known as: blue morning glory, Japanese morning glory,
> >>> white-edge
> >>> > morning glory • Assamese: নীল কলমৌ nil kalmou • Bengali: কালাদানা
> >>> kaladana,
> >>> > নীলকলমি nilkalami • Gujarati: કાલા દાના kala dana • Hindi: कालादाना
> >>> > kaladana, नीलकलमी neelkalmi • Kannada: ಗೌರೀಬೀಜ gowri beeja, ಕೊಳ್ಳಿ ಬೀಜ
> >>> kolli
> >>> > beeja • Malayalam: taliyari • Marathi: काळादाणा kaladana, नीलपुष्पी
> >>> > neelpushpi • Punjabi: mirchaí ਮਿਰਚੈਈ, phaprúság ਫਪਰੂ ਸਾਗ • Sanskrit:
> >>> कलंजनी
> >>> > kalanjani, कृष्णबीज krishnabijah • Tamil: காக்கட்டான் kakkattan •
> >>> Telugu:
> >>> > కొల్లి విత్తులు kolli vittulu
> >>> > Regards.
> >>> > On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Balkar Arya <balkara...@gmail.com
> *Tanay Bose*
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My thought contributions toward the application of the nil epithet
Ipomoea nil is often referred to as "White Edge Morning Glory" and it
may be that due to the white (nil) colored edge in contrast to the
color of the rest of the corolla that Ipomoea nil was so dubbed...The
white edge is most often seen in asagao cultivars and not as common in
wild populations , so the 'nil' epithet may still remain somewhat