Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Apocynaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Merr.

English Name : Yellow Oleander
Irula Name : Manjaaralie
Tamil Name : Ponnarali, Thiruvachipoo
Hindi Name : Kulkephul


Habit : A large evergreen shrub.

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Carissa spinarum L.


Irula Name : Sirukavala
Tamil Name : Sirukilaa
Hindi Name : Karaunda


Habit : An armed shrub.

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Carissa carandas L

English Name : Christ Thorn
Irula Name : Kalakai/Bode Kavala
Tamil Name : Killeekkaai
Hindi Name : Karaunda


Habit : An armed evergreen shrub.

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Wrightia tinctoria (Roxb.) R.Br.

English Name : Dyer's oleander, pala indigo
Irula Name : Paalai
Tamil Name : Veppalai, irumpaalai, Nila palai
Hindi Name : Dudhi
Malayalam Name : Aiya palai

Habit : A small deciduous tree.

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