This site makes an attempt to gather and share common names of the plants found in India. The common names are just as important as the scientific names. Strangely — 1) some of the names are not common at all, and we may find them not known to us — 2) some of the common plants have no name at all !!
 
Building of this site is going to be a slow perennial process. Present activity is populating the names of native plants.

The main focus of this site is validating the names that are put here, therefore the readers of this site are earnestly requested to point out errors in the common names listed for the species. The regional names put in native script require stricter attention in terms of incorrect spelling.
 

 
commonly known as: holly-leaved acanthus, holly mangrove, sea holly • Bengali: hargoza • Hindi: हड़कत harkata •Kannada: ಹೊಳೆಸುಳ್ಳಿ holesulli • Konkani: मारांडो maramdo • Malayalam: ചക്കരമുള്ള് chakkaramullii • Marathi: मारंडी marandi, वागाटी vagati • Sanskrit: हरीकुसा harikusa • Tamil: கழுதைமுள்ளி kalutaimulli • Telugu: ఆలస్యకంప alasyakampa • Urdu: هڙکت harkata
botanical names: current – Acanthus ilicifolius • synonyms: Acanthus doloariu, Dilivaria ilicifolia


– The contents in the above post shows a typical page of my site.
The site is very closely associated to our group and Flowers of India site and draws inspiration from both of them.
The site makes an attempt to gather and share common names of the plants found in our country. My favourite say: The common names are just as important as the scientific names. Strangely — 1) some of the names are not common at all, and we may find them not known to us — 2) some of the common plants have no name at all !!
Started the first page somewhere in Dec 2010, and to date have finished compiling just about 30 species of Acanthaceae.
Building of the site is going to be a slow perennial process. Present activity is populating the names of native plants.
The main focus of the site is validating the names that are put there, therefore the members of this group are earnestly requested to point out errors in the common names listed for the species. The regional names put in native script require stricter attention in terms of incorrect spelling.
Members are also requested to provide any names that are not found listed for the species.
Comments which help know the derivation of the common names are more than welcome.
As such the site is not botanically inclined; comment(s) earnestly sought from members with scientific background for maintaining the accuracy of species’ current (accepted) name and the synonym(s) listed.
As and when time permits, I would be posting every species page in this group as a post to solicit validation of names from members of our group.
Needless to say, critical comments are more than welcome to make the site easier to use.


 
 

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