મીઠો લિંબડો - Murraya koenigi

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Gujarati Name - મીઠો લિંબડો / Meetho Limbado
 
Botanical Name - Murraya koenigi
 
Details - Occurs as small tree or shrub. Some species of butterfly larva feed exclusively on its leaves.. Hence attracts insectivores birds like, Tailor bird, Sunbird, warblers.. also Koel and Bulbul relish its fruits. Leaves are used in curries in Indian racipes..

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Feb 10, 2009, 10:17:43 AM2/10/09
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In hindi it is known as Meetha Neem, no name in bengali, referred as
curry-pata, as the leaves are used in preparation of curry, sambar,
uppama in S.India.Belongs to fam.- Rutaceae. A close cousin M.
exotica/ paniculata is well known in N.India - known as kamini in
bengali and also in hindi. Liked very much for the sweet scented
flowers, generally white in colour, also cultivated as hedge plant.

On Feb 10, 6:06 pm, "dhaivat.hathi" <dhaivat.ha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Gujarati Name - મીઠો લિંબડો / Meetho Limbado
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> Botanical Name - *Murraya koenigi*

J.M. Garg

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Feb 11, 2009, 3:28:47 AM2/11/09
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Some extracts from Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_Tree (pictures can be seen at this link):
The Curry Tree or Karivepallai or Kadipatta (Murraya koenigii; syn. Bergera koenigii, Chalcas koenigii) is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, which is native to India. It produces the leaves known as Curry leaves or Sweet Neem leaves.

It is a small tree, growing 4-6 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, with 11-21 leaflets, each leaflet 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm broad. They are highly aromatic. The flowers are small white, and fragrant. The small black, shiny berries are edible, but their seeds are poisonous.

The species name commemorates the botanist Johann Koenig.

The small and narrow leaves somewhat resemble the leaves of the Neem tree; therefore they are also referred to as Karuveppilai (translated to Black Neem leaf) in Tamil and Malayalam, Karu/Kari meaning black, ilai meaning leaves and veppilai meaning Neem leaf. In the Kannada language it is known as Kari BEvu and Karivepaku in Telugu, again translating to the same meaning Black Neem leaf.

Other names include Kari Patta (Hindi), which probably is a corrupt translation of Karuveppilai, noroxingha (Assamese), Bhursunga Patra (Oriya), Kadhi Patta (Marathi), Mithho Limdo (Gujarati) and Karapincha (Sinhalese).

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Feb 11, 2009, 6:35:38 AM2/11/09
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In Delhi in oficial circles kadi patta is that person who is used and then thrown away, like the kadi patta in curry. cheers.
akbhatt

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Feb 11, 2009, 6:41:34 AM2/11/09
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Thanks all for the inputs,
 
would appreciate if someone can also tell the bird friendly or ecologically importance of the tree..
 
Thanks,

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