Showing posts with label Calotropis gigantea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Calotropis gigantea. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Calotropis gigantea white, Sveta Arka, Tella Jilledu, Vellai Erukkam, Safed Madar



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Calotropis gigantea R.Br. White variety
Family: Asclepiadaceae

Arabic : Ushr
Assamese : Akand, Akan
Bengali : Akanda, Akone, আকন্দ aakanda
English : Madar Tree, Gigantic-Swallow-Wort, Mudar.
Gujarati : Akado, Aakado, Akda, Myhara, Retoakah
Hindi : Aak, Madar, Akavana,
Kannada : Ekka, Ekkemale, Arkagida
Kashmiri : Aeka
Malayalam : Erikka, Erikku, Vallerikku
Marathi : Lalrui, Akanda, Lalakara, Rui, अर्क arka, अर्की arki, रुई rui, रुइटी ruiti
Oriya : Akondu, Bikkortono, Kotuki, Arakha
Persian : Khark, Zaharnak
Punjabi : Ak
Sanskrit : Bhanu, Ravi, Tapana, अर्क arka, सदापुष्प sadapushpa
Spanish: lechoso
Tahitian: tahinu
Tamil : Vellai Erukku வெள்ளை எருக்கு, Badabadam, Yercum
Telugu : Tella Jilledu తెల్ల జిల్లేడు , Mandaramu, Ekke, Arkamu,
Urdu : Madar, Aak

Other posts on Calotropis including publications can be found here and here

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Calotropis gigantea Arka, Jilledu, Erukkam Madar



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Calotropis gigantea R.Br.
Family: Asclepiadaceae

Arabic : Ushr
Persian : Khark, Zaharnak
Assamese : Akand, Akan
Bengali : Akanda, Akone, আকন্দ aakanda
English : Madar Tree, Gigantic-Swallow-Wort, Mudar.
Gujarati : Akado, Aakado, Akda, Myhara, Retoakah
Hindi : Aak, Madar, Akavana,
Kannada : Ekka, Ekkemale, Arkagida
Kashmiri : Aeka
Malayalam : Erikka, Erikku, Vallerikku
Marathi : Lalrui, Akanda, Lalakara, Rui, अर्क arka, अर्की arki, रुई rui, रुइटी ruiti
Oriya : Akondu, Bikkortono, Kotuki, Arakha
Punjabi : Ak
Sanskrit : Bhanu, Ravi, Tapana, अर्क arka, सदापुष्प sadapushpa
Spanish: lechoso
Tahitian: tahinu
Tamil : Erukku எருக்கு, Badabadam, Yercum
Telugu : Jilledu జిల్లేడు , Mandaramu, Ekke, Arkamu, Nallajilledu
Urdu : Madar, Aak

Note: Though vernacular names are same both for  Calotropis gigantea and Calotropis procera they are diffreent plants botanically.  In both species white flowers / pink flowers are available. It is a belief that Ganesh made with sweta arka / tella jilledu is good for pooja.

Calotropis procera details are here
175 Published articles on Calotropis gigantea are mentioned below