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Euphorbiaceae (castor, euphorbia, or spurge family) » Homonoia riparia
Synonyms: Adelia neriifolia, Croton salicifolius, Haematospermum neriifolium, H. riparium, Lumanaja fluviatilis, Ricinus salicinus, Spathiostemon salicinum


ho-mo-NO-ee-a -- from the Greek homos (like, equal) and nous (mind)
rip-AR-ee-uh -- from Latin ripa (river), growing on riverbanks


commonly known as: willow-leaved water croton • Assamese: hil-kadam, tuipui-sulhla • Hindi: शेरनी sherni • Kannada: ಹೊಳೆ ನಗೆ * hole nage, ಣೀರು ಕಣಿಗಳು * niru kanigalu • Khasi: jalangmynrei • Kumaon: kandagar • Malayalam: neervanchi, puzhavanchi • Marathi: रान कणेर raan kaner, शेरणी sherni • Oriya: thotthori • Sanskrit: जलवेतस jalavetasa, क्षुद्रपाषाणभेद kshudrapashanabheda • Tamil: காட்டலரி kattalari • Telugu: అడవి గన్నేరు adavi ganneru, siridhamani


Native to: south China, India, Indo-Malaysia, Pacific Islands


Edible use (WILD):
... tender leaves (as VEGETABLE) ... eaten by tribal community of Andhra Pradesh ...  NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
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