Ngai-ngaw

Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Cassia fistula L.

 

KASS-ee-uh -- from an ancient Greek name kasia used by Dioscorides ... Dave's Botanary

FIST-yoo-luh -- hollow (tube-like) ... Dave's Botanary

 

commonly known as: golden shower, Indian laburnum, purging cassia • Arabic: خيار چنبر khiyar-shanbar • Assamese: কৰ্ণিকাৰ kornikar, ৰাজবৃক্ষ rajobrkhyo, সোণাৰু shonaru • Bengali: বাঁদরলাঠি bandaralathi, সোনালী sonali, সোনালু sonalu • Gujarati: ગરમાળો garmalo • Hindi: अमलतास amaltas, सियार की लाठी siyar-ki lathi • Kannada: ಕಕ್ಕೆಮರ kakkemara, ಕೊಂದೆ konde • Konkani: बाळो balo • Malayalam: കണിക്കൊന്ന kanikkonna, കൊന്ന konna • Manipuri: চহুঈ chahui • Marathi: अमलताश amaltash, बहावा bahava • Mizo: ngai-ngaw • Nepali: अमल्तास् amaltas, राजवृक्ष rajbrichhya • Oriya: ସୁନାରି sunari • Pali: इंदीवर indivara • Persian: خيار چنبر khiyar-shanbar • Punjabi: ਅਲੀਸ alis, ਅੰਬਲਤਾਸ ambaltas • Sanskrit: आरग्वध aragvadha, कर्णिकार karnikara • Tamil: சரக்கொன்றை cara-k-konrai, இதழி itali • Telugu: కోలపొన్న kola ponna, రేల rela, శంపాకము shampakmu • Tibetan: don ga • Urdu: املتاس amaltas

 

Distribution: widely naturalized / cultivated in tropics; possible origin tropical Asia

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINDave's GardenWikipedia

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