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Helicteres isora L.

Sterculiaceae (cacao family) » Helicteres isora L.

 

hel-ik-TER-es -- from the Greek word heliktos (twisted, spiral, rolled) or helisso (to wind or turn) ... Dave's Botanary

is-OR-uh --named for Iswara (name of one of Hindu Trinity, Lord Shiva)

 

commonly known as: Indian screw tree, kaivum fibre, nut-leaved screw treeAssamese: আঁতমৰা aantmoraa, মৃগ শিং mriga shingBengali: অন্তমৰা antamoraGujarati: આંટેડી aantedi, હાટેડી hatedi, મરડાશીંગી mardashingiHindi: मरोड़फली marorphaliKachchhi: આંટેડ aanted, આંટીજો ઝાડ aantijo jhadKannada: ಭೂತಕರುಳು bhutakarulu, ಚುಚುಲು chuchulu, ಎಡಮುರಿ ಗಿಡ edamuri gida, ಕಾಡಕಲ್ನಾರು kadakalnaru, ಕವರ್ಗಿ kavargi, ಕೌರಿ kauri, ಮುರುಡಿ murudi, ಮುರುಗಿಕಾಯಿ ಗಿಡ murugikaayi gidaKonkani: केवन kevanMalayalam: ഈശ്വരമൂലി eeswaramooli, രംശ്വരമുല്ല ransvaramulla, വലന്പിരി valampiriMarathi: अटी ati, धामणी dhamani, केवण kevan, मुरडशेंग muradshengNepali: कपासे kapaase, मरोर्फली marorphali, मृगसिङ्गा mrigasingaa, फार्सा phaarsaaOdia: ମୁଡ଼୍ମୁଡ଼ି murmuriPunjabi: ਮਰੋਡ਼ ਫਲੀ maror phaliRajasthani: मरोड़फली marorphaliSanskrit: अजशृङ्गी ajasrngi, आवर्तनी avartani, मृगशृङ्गी mrgasrngi, मूर्वा murvaTamil: இடம்புரி itampuri, வலம்புரி valam-puriTelugu: నులితడ nulitadaTulu: ಬಲಮುರಿ balamuriUrdu: مروڙ پهلي maror phali

 

Native to: 150-300 m; tropical Himalaya, India, east to s China, Malaysia, Australia; cultivated elsewhere

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaFlora of China

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Taken on August 11, 2007