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Asana (Hindi: असना or आसन)

Combretaceae (rangoon creeper family) » Terminalia elliptica

 

ter-min-NAY-lee-uh -- from Latin terminus (end), referring to leaves at the end of shoots

ee-LIP-tih-kuh -- meaning, elliptical, about twice as long as wide

 

commonly known as: black murdah, crocodile-bark tree, Indian laurel, silver grey wood, white chuglam • Bengali: asan • Gujarati: સાદડ sadad • Hindi: असना or आसन asana, साज saj • Kannada: ಕರಿಮತ್ತಿ karimatti • Marathi: अयन or आईन or ऐन ain, असण or असणा asan, साताडा satada, शार्दूल or शार्दूळ shardul • Oriya: sahaju • Sanskrit: रक्तअर्जुन raktarjun • Tamil: அருச்சுனம் aruccunam, கருமருது karumarutu, மருதமரம் marutamaram • Telugu: ఇనుమద్ది innu maddi, చండ్ర మద్ది nalla maddi

 

Native to: tropical Asia, mainly India and Burma

 

 

... among Terminalia trees, T. alata can be at once distinguished by its rough bark, larger fruits with broader wings the veins of which spread horizontally from the nut.

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediaNPGS / GRIN

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Taken on July 14, 2007