Dr. Nidhan Singh
Department of Botany
I.B. (PG) College
Notice the inflorescence's anatomy... its NOT A SPIKE...
seems to be a bunch... a cyme or a corymb...
and the leaves are large, light green..
Secret of growing culinary basil to eat in italian cooking for pasta
or pizza etc is to not to let it go to flower...
becomes bitter...pinching the top keeps the leaves tender and taste
just right, ..
although i must confess I loved seeing these flowers, they are just
n Jun 21, 3:25 pm, "Rakesh" <dineshelectric...@live.in> wrote:
> I’ve planted this one in my garden. Locally identified as ‘MAROOAH’ plant. The leaves & flowers are scented, somewhat identical to TULSI but much more scented. Plant has grown to a height of around 2 ft. & is a shrub. This has been planted under shade but still it is doing good. Please identify this one as I’ve tried to search under the name ‘MAROOAH’ but did not get any near results. I’ve searched for ‘Tulsi’ also but no results.
> Rakesh Khedwal
On Jun 22, 12:18 am, formpeja...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Search for marawa. May be?
> Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel
1.From the link you have given I could recollect that I have seen this plant quite frequently in some trecks or outings in villages. But did not know the name, neither veracular nor botanical. The leaf of this plant smells like Tulasi and hence is called as Jangali Tulas.
2.The Marawa explaination you have send: Lantana in Marathi is called Ghaneri. Why I dont know. Actually Ghaneri means bad smelling, but some how i personally and many who accompany me on outings like the smell of Lantana and flowers too. No dout it is species camara.
3,Marawa smells different than Lantana, very nice and cooling smell. It is offered to god. Has a good importance in pooja especially in Ganapati and Gauri festivels.Not very sure but is used in retuals after death,
It is used by the Fisherwoman community in the garlands which they put on their hairstyle(called Veni)
we have a song in Marathi
Pachu Hirwa Ghalun Marwa
that is wearing a green sari and Marawa in hair
have started getting a doubt again now whether Marawa flowers like this??????
Some Marathi botanist pl
--- On Wed, 22/6/11, Vijayasankar <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote: