Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Caesalpiniaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Cassia tora L.

English Name : Pot Cassia
Irula Name : Segutha, Bagarai/Oosi thagarai
Tamil Name : Tagrai
Hindi Name : Chakunda


Habit : A small shrub.

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Cassia sophera L.

English Name : Senna Sophera
Irula Name : Thagarai
Tamil Name : Sulari
Hindi Name : Kasaunda
Malayalam Name : Pounantakara

Habit : A small shrub.

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Cassia occidentalis L.


Irula Name : Thagarai
Tamil Name : Payaveri
Hindi Name : Kasaunda


Habit : A small shrub.

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Cassia didymobotrya Fresen.


Irula Name : Kari avaram
Tamil Name : Kariavaram



Habit : A large shrub.

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Cassia auriculata L.

English Name : Tanner's Cassia
Irula Name : Avarikai
Tamil Name : Aavaram
Hindi Name : Tarvar
Malayalam Name : Avara

Habit : A medium sized shrub.

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Pterolobium hexapetalum (Roth) Santapau & Wagh


Irula Name : Bhoca
Tamil Name : Karu indu



Habit : An armed straggler.

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Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.

English Name : Fever Nut
Irula Name : Kurudu gejika
Tamil Name : Kalichikai
Hindi Name : Kat Karanj


Habit : An extensive armed straggler.

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Tamarindus indica L.


Irula Name : Sulla, Puliya
Tamil Name : Puli
Hindi Name : Imli


Habit : A large evergreen tree

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Cassia fistula L.

English Name : Indian Laburnum
Irula Name : Kakkai, Konnai
Tamil Name : Sarakonnai
Hindi Name : Amaltash
Malayalam Name : Kani konna

Habit : A medium sized deciduous tree.

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Bauhinia racemosa Lam.

English Name : Burmese Silk Orchid
Irula Name : Aasa mara
Tamil Name : Archi, Atti



Habit : A small deciduous tree.

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