In Maharashtra Rurdraksh and Badraksh are two different trees. Rudraksh is superior to Bhadraksha. I will have to ask someone the genetic names and my father the difference in two. Bhadraksh is sold in market as Rudraksh many times to cheat people.
Rudraksh is used in puja, has the property of reducing BP, some other medicinal values too. The fruit shows five angles then called as panchaksh, if no angle ekaksh, which is rare. These angles are the hinges where the septifragle capsule (?) Opens. It is warn in garlands near the heart to get effect. Sizes differ a lot. Donot know about species and subspecies or varities.
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 08:39:25 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:36962] Guazuma ulmifolia (Rudrasham) from Delhi