2011. Aromatic  oil is made from its leaves. glabrous). Flowers are showy, violet in color, funnel-shaped, sepals 5, petals 5. ex Nees Homonyms Ruellia tuberosa L. Common names … Its root is used in tooth pain and bark in asthma. Inflorescence raceme flowers are medium-sized, purple in color. Needless to say, pics used in this site are all original. Our Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia panciflora) is doing really well now. Large bell flower (Engl.) Spearpod; Minnieroot. Mexican-petunia (also known as Mexican bluebell or Britton’s petunia) is described as a “hardy perennial edging plant for flower beds and as colorful groundcovers.” Scientific names include Ruellia brittoniana, R. coerulea and R. tweediana, but taxonomists now use the name Ruellia simplex, which was the first name used to describe this species. Minnie root (Engl.) Scientific names: Other common names: Cryphiacenthus barbadensis Nees: Ruellia (Tag., Engl.) y=-3, n=0: n: 0: ... Ruellia tuberosa is a non-dormant seed whose germination is inhibited by light filtered through green leaves. May be, Dumur or Hairy fig ( Ficus hispida , family: Moraceae) is a medium-sized tree from ficus genus with branches. Two types of flowers produced, i.e. bluebell, Daniel's great gun, iron root, large bell-flower, minne root, minnieroot, popping pod, popping seed, ruellia, sheep potato, snapdragon root, spearpod. Figs are eaten as vegetables in Bangladesh and India. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Ruellia Tuberosa. Fruit ripens in Oct-Dec. Propagation is easily possible from seeds. Other names: Kulekkha, Kuiley-rekha,  Kanta kalika, Shoolmordon. Common name(s) Ruellia. CC-BY Australian Tropical Herbarium unless otherwise indicated in the images. Common Names. Leaves are ovoid or obovoid, 8-20 cm long and 5-10 cm wide with rounded tip, long petioled, alternate, clustered at the end of branchlets. Ruellia malacosperma Greenm. Outer leaves are longer than the inner ones. Meadow weed (Engl.) Ruellia tuberosa. Dipteracanthus clandestinus C.Presl: Bluebell (Engl.) Ruellia brittoniana Leonard Ruellia caerulea Morong Ruellia coerulea Morong, orth. Herb 40-60 cm tall. When mature it becomes very dry and splits in 6 pieces. During winter the beautiful green leaves of terminalia catappa turn to red. Ruellia tuberosa Linn. Calyx about 15-25 mm long, the lobes linear and clothed in hairs. Ruellia tuberosa L. Details; Images (1) Synonyms (1) References (22) Subordinate Taxa; ... Ruellia L. Projects: ... Common Names: lu li cao (pinyin, China) Flora of China Editorial Committee. Botanical name: Synonyms: Family: Common name: Acanthus ilicifolius : Acanthaceae : Sea Holly: Acanthus mollis : Acanthus niger, Acanthus latifolius, Acanthus longifolius In Bangladesh, it is planted as ornamental tree beside roads, in parks and is planted by name of social forestry. Low-growing perennial herb with tuberous roots, growing to a height of a foot or more. Flower blooms mainly in autumn. Synonym. It is also found in Indian subcontinent, Australia and some countries of South and Southeast Asia. Its native range is in Central America but presently it has become naturalized in many countries of tropical South and Southeast Asia. The website also provides access to a database and images of herbarium specimens found at the University of South Florida and other herbaria. Uses in landscape design: Use in landscape design as borders, containers and at watersides. Flowers are showy, violet in color, funnel-shaped, sepals 5, petals 5. The leaves  are compound, 60 cm long,   leaflets   4-10 pairs,  each lance-shaped leaflet 20 cm long and 5 cm wide; terminal leafletless. Seeds about 24 per fruit. Boronukha or Leaf pondweed ( monochoria hastata , family: pontederiaceae) is a water herb attaining a height of 1.5 m. It is found in ponds, diches, canals and other water bodies of South and Southeast Asia and Australia. RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. - MINNIEROOT. Origin (Acanthaceae), known as cracker plant is traditionally used as diuretic, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, anthelmentic, abortifacient, emetic, in bladder disease, kidney disorder, bronchitis, gonorrhoea and syphilis. Clusters of blue flowers (20- 55) grow from leaf axil. Its tubular flowers have five large narrow sepals (18-30 mm long). In the Himalayas it has been seen at an altitude of 5000 feet. Other common names. Herb. It is also used to cure different teeth diseases. Inflorescence is axilary, terminal, pendant, spike, up to 8 cm long. A common name for Ruellia is … (misapplied) Ruellia tweedianaGriseb. Plant name is Ruellia tuberosa, Acanthaceae family member As suggested earlier, for me, the second and third are R.tuberosa . Its roots and attractive fruits are packed with medicinal properties. Growing in damp pasture. Cotyledons orbicular, about 8 x 8 - 11 x11 mm, petioles longer than the cotyledons. Herb to 50 cm tall, roots tuberous. The wild form has purple flowers, and is native to Mexico, We… Family: Acanthaceae Habit: Ruellia tuberosa grows as an herb to 70 cm in height. Stem above the cotyledons clothed in a few erect white hairs. In Bangladesh its flower blooms in summer. Kingdom: Plantae (Plants) Family: ACANTHACEAE Genus: Ruellia Species: tuberosa … The information is gathered here from the personal notes, collected books and from different websites. At the tenth leaf stage: tap root swollen, somewhat tuberous, stems clothed in hairs about 1-2 mm long. Bark is grey. Foliage: The foliage is linear, lance-shaped and dark green with prominent purple venation. Petioles 5-7 mm long. Leaves are opposite, elliptic, short petioled, abruptly narrowed at the base, with undulate margins and up to 12 cm long. Flower 5-7 cm across, have 5 petals with numerous stamens in the middle. Bark color is grey. Acanthaceae. Corolla-tube 4-6 cm long, expanded at the top, purple. It is found in the hilly areas as well as plain forests and village thickets in Bangladesh. Flowers are white, scented, clustered on terminal cyme; Petal 5, stamens 5. The p, Pitalu or False White Teak (T rewia nudiflora , family: Euphorbiaceae) is a medium-sized deciduous tree with soft stem. The round to oval-shaped fruit is  2-3 cm in diametre. These are multilobbed or trilobbed, alternate, rough in both sides, 5-12 cm long, petioled, c. Kaat-badam  or  Bengal almond ( Terminalia catappa , family: Combretaceae) is a large deciduous tree with spreading horizontal branches. Immature one is green, ripe one purplish black. It grows in fallow land as weed but can be cultivated in garden as decorative plant for its attractive, showy & nice colored flowers. Daniel's great gun (Engl.) Ruellia lysimachia Hort.Monsp. Flowers appear in the summer. Scented leaves are cooked with fish to give a flavour to curry. Leaf is 12-18 cm long and pedicel is 2-5 cm long. Fruit is elliptical, 4-6 cm long, red when ripe. Petiole is 2.5-8 cm long. Widely heard ‘Triphala’ is a mixture of Horitki ( Terminalia chebula ), Amloki ( Phyllanthus emblica ) and Bohera. Seeds are ovoid (not in the pic). The sparkle of new leaves in spring is bound to catch everyone's eye. The leaves totally fall off in winter. The strong odorous tree can be seen to be 10-15 feet high. It  gives flower early  in the  summer. Ruellia tuberosa L. Accepted Name Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Lamiales > Acanthaceae > Ruellia > Ruellia tuberosa L. It is native to Mexico, but has escaped gardens and naturalized somewhat aggressively in parts of the southeastern U. S. from South Carolina to Texas plus Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Flowers in axillary whorls. Please look for Ruellia Tuberosa in wikipedia. Ruellia simplex, commonly called Mexican petunia or Texas petunia, is a vigorous, shrubby, woody-based, rhizomatous perennial that is grown as an annual north of USDA Zone 8. It is grown as an ornamental tree in tropical regions of the world. Its propagation is by seeds Ovulate green leaves are hairy and rough. We are trying to introduce the flora of Bangladesh in a pack from the naturalist view, not from the eye of plant-expert. Ruellia is a genus of flowering plants commonly known as ruellias or wild petunias. Barkley – violet ruellia, Yucatan wild petunia Flower colour; life form. The leaves are arranged oppositely, up to 12 cm in length, elliptic to ovate with an acute/obtuse leaf apex and a slightly undulate leaf margin. List of various diseases cured by Ruellia Tuberosa. Ruellia simplex C. Wright – softseed wild petunia, Britton's wild petunia : Species: Ruellia strepens L. – limestone wild petunia : Species: Ruellia succulenta Small – Carolina wild petunia : Species: Ruellia tuberosa L. – minnieroot : Species: Ruellia yucatana (Leonard) Tharp & F.A. Drought tolerance: High. Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds. They are cordate or triangular, green, glabrous, apex acute, petiole long and linear. Common name:Potpoti, Chotpoti (Bangla); Sheep Potato, Minnieroot, Snapdragon Root, Cracker plant (English). Ruellia tuberosa Linn. Male and female flowers appear on separate trees. Flowering season of the tree is spring (Feb-Apr). Fl, Bohera or Belleric myrobalan ( Terminalia bellirica , family: Combretaceae) is a large deciduous tree with numerous spreading branches, attaining a height of 30 to 40 m. Trunk is straght. Flowers are sweet-scented, sessile, small, Karipata or Curry tree  ( Murraya koenigii , family: Rutaceae) is a shrub-like small tree with canopy. Common names: Katbadam, Deshi badam, Bengal almond, Indian almond, Tropical almond. Weed * Stem. The Atlas of Florida Plants provides a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state and taxonomic information. The hairy-leaved tree is native to Bangladesh, as well as South and Southeast Asia and  New Guinea, Australia and Andaman island. Young branches and leaf backs are hairy. Root extract is used for nervous breakdown & anemia. Staminal filaments dimorphic, about 4.3 or 8.5 mm long. The bark is  furrowed and dark  gray in color. Ruellia strepens Bert. Ruellia tuberosa (Wayside Tuberose) in Hyderabad W IMG 9017.jpg 795 × 600; 184 KB Ruellia tuberosa 03532.jpg 3,008 × 2,000; 4.13 MB Ruellia tuberosa WLB IMG 0124 07.jpg 3,456 × 2,592; 4.29 MB According to Ayurvedic method, regular consumption of Triphala-soaked water will reduce excess weight effortlessly. Distinguishing features. Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and in CEQ. Styles in normal flowers about 21 mm long. Spanish Yuca de puerco, triqui traque copia-lila, copialila, escopetica, frito, triqui-traque. Seed germination time 7 days. In Bangladesh its flower blooms in summer. It is stimulant, energizing. Origin: Mexico Southwestern USA. Leaf blades 30-60 x 15-25 mm, with numerous cigar-shaped cystoliths or glands visible on both surfaces of the leaf blade; lateral veins 6-8 on each side of the midrib. Many phytoconstituents have been identified. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. 1, 2: 634. Both leaves and thorns remain in upward direction. It can get a height of 15-20 m. The tree is native to South & Southeast Asia. The decoction made from these can prevent fever. Stems clothed in hairs and longitudinally ridged. Common name. Grows in vine thickets. Corolla violet. They are not closely related to petunias (Petunia) although both genera belong to the same euasterid clade.The genus was named in honor of Jean Ruelle, herbalist and physician to Francis I of France and translator of several works of Dioscorides.. … Flora of China (Curcurbitaceae through Valerianaceae with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae). Jarul or Giant crepe-myrtle   ( Lagerstroemia speciosa , family: Lythraceae) is a medium-sized deciduous tree with upright branches and grey bark. var. The tree with nice canopy is planted in avenues and gardens as ornamental tree in Bangladesh. Wood is used to make agricultural equipments. Fruit is globose, 2-4 cm wide, 5 chambered. Ruellia tuberosa, also known as minnieroot, fever root, snapdragon root and sheep potato (Thai: ต้อยติ่ง), is a species of flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae. Leaves are simple, 15-25 cm long and 8-15 cm wide, obcordate, alternate or whorled. Ripe fruits are eaten by birds and seeds are spread with their droppings. Common name(s) Common ruellia. The flowers are  very fragrant, greenish-yellow, 6-8 mm across , borne on  axillary panicles. They are bright violet or bluish purple and red, sometimes whitish with soft and minor hair, corolla 2-lipped. Names of Ruellia Tuberosa in various languages of the world are also given. ex Nees Ruellia picta Lodd. Leaves are simple, green, ovate-cordate, 10-18 cm long and 6-13 cm wide, edge entire or serrate, apex acute, oppositely arranged. Synonym(s) - Ruellia picta Lodd. Flower blooms in the winter. Other names:  Boyra, Bastard myrobalan (Eng). Duppy gun (Engl.) It is native to United States and the Caribbean islands. Cracker plant (Engl.) Common Names Fool Proof Plant, Flaming Torch, Summer Torch ... (Ruellia tuberosa) also known as Minnie Root, Fever Root, Sheep Potato, Popping Plant and Cracker plant. About 6000 species of plants are gathered in such a small area of 147570 sq km. Petioles 5-7 mm long. It is a beautiful leafy tree. 1, 2: 634. In Bangladesh the woody tree is usually planted in gardens. The plant grows in wilderness and f, Mahogany  ( Swietenia mahagoni , family: Meliaceae)  is a medium-sized semi-deciduous tree   attaining a height of 30-35 m. It has  short but strong base, large canopy, many heavy branches and dense shade. It’s VERY fragrant. The body of the plant contains alkaloids, phytosterols, stigmasterol, lupeol and essential oils. The leaf and bark of lagerstroemia speciosa are laxative stimulant. Taxonomic Rank: Species. The Atlas of Florida Plants provides a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state and taxonomic information. Family. Leaves are green, entire, elliptical or lanceolate, 10-20 cm long and 4-8 cm wide. The flowers of Ruellia are wide ranging in size but are usually tubular in shape. Ruellia clandestina. RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. - MINNIEROOT. Bon-tepari or Angular winter cherry, Physalis angu... Hijol, Indian oak, Barringtonia acutangula, Ghora-neem, China berry tree, Melia azedarach, Bilombi or Cucumber tree, Averrhoa bilimbi, Konk-chapa, Mickey Mouse Plant, Ochna squarrosa, Ulot-chondal, Flame lily, Gloriosa superba, Shonalu, Golden shower tree, Cassia fistula, Jarul, Giant crepe-myrtle, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Harjora lota, Veld grape, Cissus quadrangularis, Barun, Three-leaved caper, Crataeva nurvala, Kulekhara or Talmakhna, Hygrophila auriculata, Makal or Mahakal, Trichosanthes tricuspidata, Kath-badam, Bengal almond, Terminalia catappa, Bohera or Belleric myrobalan, Terminalia bellirica, Boronukha or Leaf pondweed, monochoria hastata. Name Synonyms Cryphiacanthus barbadensis Nees Cryphiacanthus clandestinus (L.) Nees Dipteracanthus clandestinus Presl Ruellia clandestina L. Ruellia lysimachia Hort.Monsp. Leaves are lanceolate, subsessile, acute at both ends with long whitish hairs, dense with straight and stout thorns that grow from each node. et al. Ruellia are hardy and half hardy perennial sub shrubs that reach from 30 to 90 cm in height. The plant is cooling and diuretic in cases of h, Makal or Mahakal ( Trichosanthes tricuspidata , family: Cucurbitaceae) is a woody climber with tendril and branches, attaining a height of 10-12 m. The multiangular-branched plant climbs up very far by holding any tree in the forest. Calyx lobes linear to 2 cm long. Fruit is oval. Type: Habitat in Jamaica. Its wood is the first choice for making high-quality furniture throughout the world. It typically grows to 3-4 … In C. Y. Wu, P. H. … The website also provides access to a database and images of herbarium specimens found at the University of South Florida and other herbaria. Other names : Curry pata, Choto Kamini , Mitha Neem, Shurovi Neem, Borshunga. This is an indigenous plant of Bangladesh, as well as Indian subcontinent. It is originated in India and Myanmar. Waterkanon, watrakanu, minnieroot, iron root, feverroot, popping pod, trai-no, toi ting, ipeca batard, bluebell, cracker plant, no. It is called Cracker plant (in Bangla 'Potpoti') by the folk people come from the fact that children like to play with its dry pods that pop when rubbed with spit or water. The size and shape of leaves may vary. Ruellia tubersosa L. Family - Acanthaceae Common Names(s) - minnieroot. Female flowers usually grow as single on long penduncle. Flowers purple to blue. Common name: Waterkanon, Watrakanu, Minnie Root, Iron root, Feverroot, Popping pod • Marathi: Ruwel • Tamil: Tapas kaaya • Tamil: Chetapatakaayala Botanical name: Ruellia tuberosa Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family) The spiny plant is very popular as a medicinal plant in Bangladesh as well as the Indian subcontinent. It is found everywhere in the Indian subcontinent. Flowers are showy, with funnel-shaped, 5-lobed corolla, up to 5 cm across, and mauve or light … The fruit is a capsule, 5-7 mm long, and 4-7 mm wide. There main blooming period is from Spring to summer, but many Ruellia will also carry sporadic flowers at later times of the year. The water-loving plant is found around the wetlands areas in Bangladesh. The Plants Database includes the following 27 species of Ruellia . Parrot loves its fruits very much! Bark is thick and deep grey in color. Flower and root are used in blood dysentery, nausea and fever. Common names:  Dumur, Kala dumur, Kak dumur, Devil fig, Hairy fig, Opposite-leaved fig-tree, Rough-leaved fig Figs are used in stomach-ache and constipation. Herb 40-60 cm tall. Each seed about 18-22 x 2-2.5 mm, clothed in hairs. Stems clothed in hairs and longitudinally ridged. Male flowers are borne on 20 cm long hanging spike inflorescence. During the spring when flowering comes it seems to be the best flowering tree of the land. Ruellia tuberosa L. appears in other Kew resources: IPNI - The International Plant Names Index. ex Nees Ruellia triflora DC. Fruits cigar-shaped, calyx persistent at the base, about 18-20 x 3 mm, exploding at maturity. Fruit a capsule, 4-8-seeded. Common name. Common Name: Duppy Gun; Heart Bush Phenology: Flowers Description: Cayman Brac: Central Large tuber roots. 19: 1–884. Common Name (s): minnieroot [English] Young leaves are blood red, quickly becoming a bright, light green and darkening as they mature. Female flowers have no petals. Synonym (s): Ruellia picta Lodd. Leaflets 11-25 in one foot long rachis, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-4 cm long. Ruellia tuberosa L.. Common Names: Fever Root, Minnie Root, Snapdragon Root, Sheep Potato. Catalogue Number: 0002 Scientific Name: Ruellia tuberosa Authority: L. Common Name: Duppy Gun; Heart Bush Its seeds contain oil, enzymes and sterols. Ruellia tuberosa L. Petioles 5-7 mm long. Scientific Name. UPB; Other Data. In  Bangladesh, t he plant is seen throughout the water bodies of rural areas along with Lotus and Water lilies . Family Name: Acanthaceae: Common Name: Meadow Weed, Minnieroot, Cracker Plant, Popping Pod, Waterkanon, 芦莉草 Please check all the vegetative characters including the roots (fusiform) as well for confirmation.. It can be planted as an ornamental water plant in garden or park. Flower-buds are also nice to look at. It is also found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. How Ruellia Tuberosa is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. The plant is found almost everywhere in Bangladesh. It is found in the tropical Asia, Africa and Australia. Toothed and alternate leaves are compound. A tropical perennial growing up to a height of 6½. Kulekhara or Talmakhna ( Hygrophila auriculata , family: Acanthaceae) is a stout and erect herb with straight and undivided stem. If regular pruning it. Male flowers bear numerous yellow stamens. Bangladesh is a rich land of biodiversity. Common names: Giant crape-myrtle, Pride of India. Family Acanthaceae Scientific Name Ruellia tuberosa L. Linnaeus, C. (1753) Species Plantarum Edn. There are many refferences to the fruit in Bangla and Sanskrit literature. Leaves. Ruellia tuberosa L. Family. Ruellia tuberosa. Leaves mostly basal, blade 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 cm, pubescent. Fever root (Engl.) Soil conditions: This plant needs fertile, … minnieroot (Ruellia tuberosa ) is an upright or creeping plant (growing up to 0.5 m tall) with relatively broad (i.e. For this, there will be some unwanted mistakes. Leaves of the aquatic plant come out from stem. Corollas in normal flowers consist of a tube about 22-40 mm long and lobes about 10-18 mm long, while in cleistogammous flowers the corolla lobes are only 4-6 mm long. Common names: Mahagni, Mahogany, West Indian mahogany. Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds. elliptic to ovate) leaves that are mostly hairless (i.e. It is found in the Sal forests as well as hilly forests of Bangladesh. Flowers are small, grey white, clustered on axillary or terminal spike. Common Names. Petals 5. Leaf blades 30-60 x 15-25 mm, with numerous cigar-shaped cystoliths or glands visible on both surfaces of the leaf blade; lateral veins 6-8 on each side of the midrib. Flowers remain inside fruit and cannot be seen from outside. Capsule somewhat cylindrical … normal flowers and small cleistogamous flowers. Guloncho, Heart-leaved moonseed, Tinospora cordifolia, Sthol-padma, Confederate rose, Hibiscus mutabilis, Kakmachi or Black nightshade, Solanum nigum, Jilapi Babul, Blackbeed tree, Pithecellobium dulce, Bhat, Hill glory bower, clerodendrum viscosum, Lutki, Malabar melastome, Melastoma malabathricum. Linnaeus, C. (1753) Species Plantarum Edn. 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