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9 comments on 99 Tamil flowers – Kurunjipaatu – flowers 21-30

99 Tamil flowers – Kurunjipaatu – flowers 21-30

Flowers 21-30 of 99 flowers mentioned in Kurunji paatu.

21.பயினி payiṉni

(flower of) n. [Tu. pāini.] A kind of tree peculiar to hilly tracts;

பின்னியாக்கம்- Indian gum anime,Vateria indica.

22. வானி vāṉni :

ஏர்க்குளி ērkkuḷli – white hard wood, Euonymus dichotomus.

23. குரவம் kuravam

குரா kurā – n. cf. kurava. Bottle-flower, s. tr., Webera corymbosa; குராமரம்.

24. பசும்பிடி pacu-m-piṭdi :

பச்சிலை -Mysore gamboge, l. tr., Garcinia xanthochymus;

25.  வகுளம் vakuḷlam :

மகிழ்³ – n. < makula. Pointed-leaved ape-flower, l. tr., Mimusaps elangi;

26.காயா kāyā

n. 1. Ironwood tree, s. tr., Memecylon edule; காசாமரம்.

27. ஆவிரை āvirai

n. Tanner’s senna, 1. sh., Cassia auriculata;

28. வேரல் vēral

Vēral is identified as Ciṟu-mūṅkil by Naccinarkiniyar , lexicon identifies ciṟumūṅkil as Dendrocalamus strictus. Sami has identified it as arundinaria wightiana. Sami bases his identification from Naṟṟiṇai 232 poem description of this plant near sholas forming live fences for small mountain village. The vernacular name of this plant is Chewari and it is common on the Nilgris where it covers the upper slopes of the hills above 1800 m, chiefly as an under wood in the evergreen sholas.

29. சூரல் cūral

சூரை – Oblique-leaved jujube, Zizyphus oenoplia;

30. சிறுபூளை ciṟu-pūḷlai :

A common wayside weed, Aerua lanata; நடைவழியில் முளைக்கும் ஒருவகைப்பூடு.

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9 responses to “99 Tamil flowers – Kurunjipaatu – flowers 21-30”

  1. Narendran Avatar

    amazing collection.. hats off to your efforts…!

  2. Prabulingam Avatar

    Hello, It is a wonderful work. Many of the flower I saw I do not know the name of them. Along with the poetic name, prevailing name may also be added to easy recognization. For example VADAVANAM is Alalamaram and AAVIRAI is Aaavaram poo. Thanking you

  3. Thirumal Avatar

    Dear Friend, Nice work. Hats off to you. Your pages are useful and informatve. Thanks a lot.

  4. Jeyakumar Avatar

    Great work mate. Truly inspiring.

  5. K.V.Kalyanaraaman Avatar

    பண்டைய இலக்கியத்தில் உள்ள பூக்களின் த்மிழ் பெயர்களை தற்காலத்தோர் அறிய மிகச் சிறந்த முயற்சி. இத்தகைய பணி தொடர எனது உளம் கனிந்த் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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  7. M.Sivaku Avatar

    no words to say thanking you

  8. Hari Krishnan Avatar
    Hari Krishnan

    Exceptional work 🙏
    Thank you


    Nice work. Very few people can do this.

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