Flowers 91-99 of 99 flowers mentioned in Kurunjipaatu.
சந்தனமரம். Sandalwood tree, Santalum album;
92. காழ்வை kālḻvai
அகில் akil [M. akil, Heb. ahalim, Gr. agallochon.] Eagle-wood, Aquilaria agallocha;
Malabar Lemon Grass-Cymbopogon flexuosus ; Fragrant Grass.
இருவாட்சி.- jasminum sambac var. ‘iruvatchi’/’virupakshi’
Pictures of Iruvatchi Jasmine in these slides are the only available pics of these flowers in internet. It took us more than a month to find this flower. This flower has less commercial value, hence couldn’t be found in any flower markets. But we got information from the flower sellers that this flower was used by hair weavers who weave for marriage sauvri. These flowers are used as decoration, these flowers have longer stem hence can be use to poke into the weaved hair. Those hair weavers wouldn’t sell it and after persuasion the flowers were bought and photographed. Thanks to Mr.Mahendran Sa, Mr.Balakumaran Kamaraj and his mother, Gopalapuram Krishna temple florist Mr.Murugesan, my parents and Mr. Jagannathan Narayanan
குருந்து² kuruntu -Wild lime-Indian Atalantia, Atlantia monophylla; புனவெலுமிச்சை.
98. வேங்கை vēṅnkai
East Indian kino tree, Pterocarpus marsupium;
Crown Flower-Calotropis gigantea
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