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Rhinacanthus nasutus

Acanthaceae (acanthus or ruellia family) » Rhinacanthus nasutus

 

ryn-uh-KANTH-us -- from the Greek rhinus (nose) and ákantha (thorn)

NAW-suit-us -- from the Latin nasutus, meaning long-nosed

 

commonly known as: snake jasmine, dainty spurs • Bengali: জূঈপান juipana • Hindi: कबुतर का फुल kabutar ka phul, पालक जूही palakjuhi, जूहीपानी juhipani • Kannada: ದೊಡ್ಡಪತ್ರಿಕೆ doddapatike, ನಾಗಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ nagamallige • Konkani: दादमारी dadmari • Malayalam: നാഗമൂല്ല nagamulla, പ്പുഴുക്കൊല്ലി puzhukkolli • Marathi: गजकर्णी gajkarni • Sanskrit: यूथिकापर्णी yuthikaparni • Tamil: கலிகை kalikai, நாகமல்லி nagamalli, உரகமல்லி uragamalli • Telugu: నాగమళ్లె nagamalle • Urdu: پالك جوهي palakjuhi

 

Native to: India

  

References: Flowers of IndiaFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

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Taken on April 7, 2008