... name the floral species with epithet mungo

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Dinesh Valke

Jun 5, 2010, 6:03:30 AM6/5/10
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Dear friends, ... how many other species share this epithet, mungo ?
... could not get any search results for floral species ... fauna: found a couple of species of mongoose.

This query is related to post at http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/894d590aec08192c?hl=en


J.M. Garg

Jun 19, 2010, 1:54:24 AM6/19/10
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Forwarding again for any assistance in the matter pl.

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R. Vijayasankar

Jun 19, 2010, 2:33:33 AM6/19/10
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Dinesh Valke

Jun 19, 2010, 4:03:24 AM6/19/10
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Many thanks Vijayasankar ji for your thoughts.
Comments are solicited for this query with the intention of resolving the etymology of the epithet mungo.

By now, feeling certain that it is derived from Hindi / Marathi mung ... the name for the beans (or the plant).

But it is a wonder that the epithet for urid, urad OR urd got derived from mung !!
One of the English name (coined from vernacular name in India) is mung bean for urad ... not sure how popular this name is with people in India.

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