Elephant ear fig, Timla, Tirmal

Elephant ear fig, Timla, Tirmal

Scientific Name : Ficus auriculata Family : Moraceae Common Name : Elephant ear fig, Timla, Tirmal Description: A medium size tree with large leaves. It is a very decorative tree and can be maintained to desired shape & size by regular trimming. For some reason, the fruit do not ripen on tree in certain areas. However, if ripe, they are quite delicious. Native to India. Propagation : Stem cuttings, air...

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Ruttya

Ruttya

Scientific Name : Ruttya speciosa scholesei Family : Acanthaceae Common Name : Ruttya Description: Syn: Haplanthera speciosa. Medium size shrub. Flowers very peculiar but attractive. There is a yellow flowering variety also. Propagation : Stem cuttings Longevity...

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Indian Arrowroot, Chavar, Tikhur

Indian Arrowroot, Chavar, Tikhur

Scientific Name : Hitchenia caulina Family : Zingiberaceae Common Name : Indian Arrowroot, Chavar, Tikhur Description: A small herb with white flowers. It goes dormant after monsoon. Native to India. Grows abundantly at Kass plateau, Maharashtra, India. Propagation : Division Longevity...

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Niger seed, Khurasani, Karale, Kala til, Ramtil

Niger seed,  Khurasani, Karale, Kala til, Ramtil

Scientific Name : Guizotia abyssinica Family : Compositae (Asteracecae) Common Name : Niger seed, Khurasani, Karale, Kala til, Ramtil Description: It is an erect, stout, branched annual herb, grown for its edible seeds and oil. Cultivated in Ethiopia; now also cultivated in India. In Maharashtra seeds are used to make dry Chatni. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Kalamb, Kaim

Kalamb, Kaim

Scientific Name : Mitragyna parvifolia Family : Rubiaceae Common Name : Kalamb, Kaim Description: A very tall tree with tiny, ball-like inflorescence. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Turk’s Turban, Sky Rocket, Bowing Lady

Turk’s Turban, Sky Rocket, Bowing Lady

Scientific Name : Clerodendrum indicum Family : Verbenaceae Common Name : Turk’s Turban, Sky Rocket, Bowing Lady Description: Syn. Clerodendrum siphonanthus. A very tall and erect growing shrub with dark green leaves which grow in whorls. Inflorescence also can be more than 45cm tall. Distribution: India, Burma, Malaysia, Indochina and Java. Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds Longevity...

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