Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Mimosaceae
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Mimosa pudica L.

English Name : Touch Me Not
Irula Name : Thotta Surangi
Tamil Name : Thotta Surungi
Hindi Name : Chui mui, Lajvanti
Malayalam Name : Thottavadi

Habit : A small spreading herb.

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Entada rheedii Sprengel

English Name : Ladynut, Mackary Bean
Irula Name : Manga kodi
Tamil Name : Yanaikozhinji, Irikki
Hindi Name : Gila
Malayalam Name : Kaka valli

Habit : A large liana.

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Acacia sinuata (Lour.) Merr.

English Name : Soap Pod Tree
Irula Name : Mande seengai
Tamil Name : Seeyakkai
Hindi Name : Ban ritha


Habit : An extensive scrambler.

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Acacia pennata (L.) Willd.


Irula Name : Seengai
Tamil Name : Vellai indu
Hindi Name : Shembi


Habit : An extensive armed straggler.

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Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.

English Name : Mesquite, South West Thorn
Irula Name : Dilli
Tamil Name : Vaelikaruvai
Hindi Name : Vilaiti Keekar
Malayalam Name : Vanni

Habit : A small armed deciduous tree.

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Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

English Name : Black Siris, East Indian Walnut
Irula Name : Vagai
Tamil Name : Vagai
Hindi Name : Siris
Malayalam Name : Vaga

Habit : A large deciduous tree.

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Albizia amara ( Roxb.) Boivin ssp. amara

English Name : Bitter Albizia, Wheel Tree
Irula Name : Sujil
Tamil Name : Unja, Usilai

Malayalam Name : Varacchi

Habit : A moderate sized deciduous tree with a spreading crown.

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Acacia nilotica (L.) Del.ssp. indica (Benth.) Brenan

English Name : Babul/Egyptian Thorn

Tamil Name : Karu vela
Hindi Name : Babul, Kikar


Habit : A medium sized tree.

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Acacia chundra (Rottler) Willd.

English Name : Red Cutch, Red Ebony
Irula Name : Kagalie
Tamil Name : Karangali



Habit : An armed medium sized tree.

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Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. ssp. cinerea var. cinerea

English Name : Painted Thorn Bush
Irula Name : Odavara
Tamil Name : Vadathalla
Hindi Name : Vurtuli

Kannada Name : Wadu
Habit : A small armed tree.

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