Botanical Name -

Cleome gynandra L.
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Full Botanical citation -

Cleome gynandra L., Sp. Pl. 671. 1753; R.D.Gaur, Fl. Distr. Garhwal North West Himalaya (With Ethnobotanical Notes), TransMedia, Srinagar (Garhwal), India, 188. 1999.

Family -

CLEOMACEAE

System(s) of Indian Medicine -

Ayurveda, Siddha, Folk, Sowa-Rigpa
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Botanical Synonyms (3) -

  • Cleome pentaphylla L.
  • Gynandropsis gynandra BRIQUET
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    Full Botanical citation -

    Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. in Ann. Cons. Jard. Bot. Geneve 17: 382. 1914; R.D.Gaur, Fl. Distr. Garhwal North West Himalaya (With Ethnobotanical Notes), TransMedia, Srinagar (Garhwal), India, 188. 1999.
  • Gynandropsis pentaphylla L.
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    Full Botanical citation -

    Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC., Prodr., 1: 238. 1824; R.D.Gaur, Fl. Distr. Garhwal North West Himalaya (With Ethnobotanical Notes), TransMedia, Srinagar (Garhwal), India, 188. 1999.

Vernacular names -

Total 168 Vernacular names found in 9 languages.

English (1) - cat whiskers
Hindi (14) - arkahuli, churota, hulhul, hurhur, hurhur-ka-per, jakhiya, karaila, karalia, lalhulhul, parhar, safed bagro, safed hulhul, safed-bagra, safedhulhul
Kannada (10) - ajagandha, kiloni, kirikaala, maamballi gida, naarumbele, shirikaala, shrikala, sooryavarta, thiloni gida, tilani
Malayalam (7) - cara-veela, kara-vela, karavela, karvela, tai-vela, taivela, vela
Marathi (13) - dhavi-tiloni, hulhul, kalvana, kanphodi, mabli, mhoti tilavana, motithiavan, motitilavan, pandari-tilvan, pandharithilavan, pandharitilavan, thilavana, tilavana
Sanskrit (30) -
Sanskrit Comments
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ajagandha, ajigandha, arkapushpi, arkapushpika, avigandha, barbaragandha, barbaraka, bastagandha, bodhayika, brahmi, bramhagrabha, caravella, carvella, choraka, hulhul, kabari, karnasphota, karnaspota, kharapushpa, pasugandha, putigandha, putimayurika, sugandhika, surjavarta, suryavarta, svetahulahula, tilaparni, tungi, ugragandha, varvar
Tamil (85) - acakanta, acakantacceti, acakantam, acakantar, acakanti, acanrika, apiramimuli, arkkaputpikam, arttacantirakam, ayirapatam, camukavalai, camukavalaicceti, camulavam, camuppavam, carati1, caruvalai, caruvelai, caruvelaicceti, carvalai, cattai, cattiravacceti, cattiravan, cippatimuli, cippativelacicceti, curacapirutam, curacu, curucavarttam, kadugu, kananvelai, kanavelai, kanavelaicceti, katuvu, kavalai#, kavalai@, kavalaicceti, kavelai, kavilai@, kavilaicceti, kavilay, kaykantitam, kayvelai, kayvelaicceti, kenta1, kiruttinatantulam2, kotimatalatti, mankali, mankali#, mantu, nai-velai, naivela, naivelai, nal velai, nallavelai, nalvelai, narivalai2, naykkatuku1, nayvelai, palaiyamvivitam, pantumai, parpari, parparicceti, pasanapantini 1, piranalvelai, porramaram, puncari, puncaricceti, tai1, taivela, taivelai, taivlai, taiy, tamanorupani, taruvali, tayirvelai, thaivelai, tilapanni, tilapannicceti, uluvacakenti, uluvacakenticceti, vacukantikkay, vaivinta, vaylee, velai, velai@, venmai 1
Telugu (7) - thella vamita, thivezhai, vaaminta, vaminta, velai, velakura, yetakoora
Tibetan (1) - a-dza-ga-ndha