Kurchi, কুরচি, bitterer Oleander

কুরচি (= Kurchi in Bangla), कुतज (= Kutaja in Sanskrit), Holarrhena antidysenterica. Kalyani, West Bengal, 22.4.11 / 07:54

 

स प्रत्यग्रै: कुतजकुसुमै: कल्पितार्घाय तस्मै प्रीत: प्रीतिप्रमुखवचनं स्वागतं व्याजहार = ... with an offering of Kurchi flower he welcomed the (monsoon) cloud (and requested it be a messenger to his lonely & grieving wife) ... মেঘদুতম (Meghdutam =The Cloud Messenger) by Kalidas

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Taken on April 22, 2011