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Kusum (Gujarati: કુસુમ)

Sapindaceae (soapberry family) » Schleichera oleosa

 

SCHLE-eye-cher-uh -- named for J. C. Schleicher, Swiss botanist

oh-lee-OS-uh -- meaning, oily or rich in oil

 

commonly known as: Ceylon oak, honey tree, lac tree, macassar oil tree • Gujarati: કુસુમ kusum • Hindi: कुसुम kusum, कुसुम्ब kusumb • Kannada: chakota, sagade • Konkani: कोसिंब kosimb • Malayalam: ദൂതളം duuthalam, പൂവം puuvam, പൂവണം puuvanam • Marathi: कोशिंब koshimb, कुसुंब kusumb • Sanskrit: कुसुंभ kusumbha • Tamil: கொஞ்சி konchi, கும்பாதிரி kumpatiri • Telugu: kosangi

 

Native to: India, Sri Lanka, southeast Asia

  

References: Flowers of IndiaForestry Compendium

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Taken on March 22, 2009