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. Flowers on the upper part of the inflorescence are male and those are on the lower part are bisexual. The leaves totally fall off in winter. Family Acanthaceae Scientific Name Ruellia tuberosa L. Linnaeus, C. (1753) Species Plantarum Edn. Spanish Yuca de puerco, triqui traque copia-lila, copialila, escopetica, frito, triqui-traque. Family. 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) Flower colour; life form. var. Herb. Botanical name: Synonyms: Family: Common name: Acanthus ilicifolius : Acanthaceae : Sea Holly: Acanthus mollis : Acanthus niger, Acanthus latifolius, Acanthus longifolius Origin Bark color is grey. Cracker plant (Engl.) Meadow weed (Engl.) Corolla violet. The spiny plant is very popular as a medicinal plant in Bangladesh as well as the Indian subcontinent. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Ruellia Tuberosa. Common name:Potpoti, Chotpoti (Bangla); Sheep Potato, Minnieroot, Snapdragon Root, Cracker plant (English). Ruellia are hardy and half hardy perennial sub shrubs that reach from 30 to 90 cm in height. They are bright violet or bluish purple and red, sometimes whitish with soft and minor hair, corolla 2-lipped. Fruit is globose, 2-4 cm wide, 5 chambered. Dipteracanthus clandestinus C.Presl: Bluebell (Engl.) Other names:  Boyra, Bastard myrobalan (Eng). Cotyledons orbicular, about 8 x 8 - 11 x11 mm, petioles longer than the cotyledons. Fruit is oval. Linnaeus, C. (1753) Species Plantarum Edn. Other names: Kulekkha, Kuiley-rekha,  Kanta kalika, Shoolmordon. Fruit ripens in Oct-Dec. Propagation is easily possible from seeds. Ruellia malacosperma Greenm. May be, Dumur or Hairy fig ( Ficus hispida , family: Moraceae) is a medium-sized tree from ficus genus with branches. Leaves are simple, green, ovate-cordate, 10-18 cm long and 6-13 cm wide, edge entire or serrate, apex acute, oppositely arranged. Corolla-tube 4-6 cm long, expanded at the top, purple. Leaf is 12-18 cm long and pedicel is 2-5 cm long. Inflorescence raceme flowers are medium-sized, purple in color. Many phytoconstituents have been identified. Foliage: The foliage is linear, lance-shaped and dark green with prominent purple venation. It is found in the hilly areas as well as plain forests and village thickets in Bangladesh. Calyx about 15-25 mm long, the lobes linear and clothed in hairs. Toothed and alternate leaves are compound. In Bangladesh, it is planted as ornamental tree beside roads, in parks and is planted by name of social forestry. In C. Y. Wu, P. H. … Leaves of the aquatic plant come out from stem. Acanthaceae. Drought tolerance: High. Flowers are showy, violet in color, funnel-shaped, sepals 5, petals 5. The website also provides access to a database and images of herbarium specimens found at the University of South Florida and other herbaria. Styles in normal flowers about 21 mm long. Seeds about 24 per fruit. Common Name: Duppy Gun; Heart Bush Phenology: Flowers Description: Cayman Brac: Central Large tuber roots. Seed germination time 7 days. At the tenth leaf stage: tap root swollen, somewhat tuberous, stems clothed in hairs about 1-2 mm long. 1, 2: 634. Petioles 5-7 mm long. Jarul or Giant crepe-myrtle   ( Lagerstroemia speciosa , family: Lythraceae) is a medium-sized deciduous tree with upright branches and grey bark. Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds. Synonym (s): Ruellia picta Lodd. Common names: Katbadam, Deshi badam, Bengal almond, Indian almond, Tropical almond. It is also found in Indian subcontinent, Australia and some countries of South and Southeast Asia. Ruellia tuberosa L. Petioles 5-7 mm long. Kingdom: Plantae (Plants) Family: ACANTHACEAE Genus: Ruellia Species: tuberosa … The decoction made from these can prevent fever. Scented leaves are cooked with fish to give a flavour to curry. 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. The Plants Database includes the following 27 species of Ruellia . There are many refferences to the fruit in Bangla and Sanskrit literature. Ruellia tuberosa Linn. Fruits called figs grow in cluster on branches. Flowers are showy, with funnel-shaped, 5-lobed corolla, up to 5 cm across, and mauve or light … During winter the beautiful green leaves of terminalia catappa turn to red. Duppy gun (Engl.) Ruellia brittoniana Leonard Ruellia caerulea Morong Ruellia coerulea Morong, orth. 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. Its wood is the first choice for making high-quality furniture throughout the world. Common names: Giant crape-myrtle, Pride of India. Ruellia tuberosa. RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. - MINNIEROOT. Distinguishing features. Leaves mostly basal, blade 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 cm, pubescent. Common names: Boronukha, Leaf pondweed, Arrowleaf falsepickerelweed, Arrow leaf pondweed, arrow-leaf monochoria. It typically grows to 3-4 … Two types of flowers produced, i.e. Name Synonyms Cryphiacanthus barbadensis Nees Cryphiacanthus clandestinus (L.) Nees Dipteracanthus clandestinus Presl Ruellia clandestina L. Ruellia lysimachia Hort.Monsp. Origin: Mexico Southwestern USA. It  gives flower early  in the  summer. Ruellia tuberosa L. Family. Young leaves are blood red, quickly becoming a bright, light green and darkening as they mature. 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. Leaves are green, entire, elliptical or lanceolate, 10-20 cm long and 4-8 cm wide. 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. The information is gathered here from the personal notes, collected books and from different websites. Common name(s) Common ruellia. Scientific names: Other common names: Cryphiacenthus barbadensis Nees: Ruellia (Tag., Engl.) Male and female flowers appear on separate trees. It grows in fallow land as weed but can be cultivated in garden as decorative plant for its attractive, showy & nice colored flowers. The flowers are  very fragrant, greenish-yellow, 6-8 mm across , borne on  axillary panicles. A tropical perennial growing up to a height of 6½. According to ancient Sanskrit scriptures the other names of the plant are Bishala, Mohendro-baruni. The p, Pitalu or False White Teak (T rewia nudiflora , family: Euphorbiaceae) is a medium-sized deciduous tree with soft stem. Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and in CEQ. Bangladesh is a rich land of biodiversity. Ruellia lysimachia Hort.Monsp. Its tubular flowers have five large narrow sepals (18-30 mm long). They are cordate or triangular, green, glabrous, apex acute, petiole long and linear. Stem above the cotyledons clothed in a few erect white hairs. ex Nees Homonyms Ruellia tuberosa L. Common names … Ruellia tuberosa L. appears in other Kew resources: IPNI - The International Plant Names Index. Fever root (Engl.) It is found in the tropical Asia, Africa and Australia. Family Name: Acanthaceae: Common Name: Meadow Weed, Minnieroot, Cracker Plant, Popping Pod, Waterkanon, 芦莉草 Leaves. RUELLIA TUBEROSA L. - MINNIEROOT. For this, there will be some unwanted mistakes. Female flowers have no petals. The plant is found almost everywhere in Bangladesh. 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.. … ex Nees Ruellia triflora DC. Ripe fruits are eaten by birds and seeds are spread with their droppings. The flowers of Ruellia are wide ranging in size but are usually tubular in shape. If regular pruning it. It is found everywhere in the Indian subcontinent. In  Bangladesh, t he plant is seen throughout the water bodies of rural areas along with Lotus and Water lilies . Common Names. Both leaves and thorns remain in upward direction. Each seed about 18-22 x 2-2.5 mm, clothed in hairs. Seeds are ovoid (not in the pic). 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. 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. Flower-buds are also nice to look at. 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. Wood is used to make agricultural equipments. It is found in the Sal forests as well as hilly forests of Bangladesh. There main blooming period is from Spring to summer, but many Ruellia will also carry sporadic flowers at later times of the year. Petals 5. Plant name is Ruellia tuberosa, Acanthaceae family member As suggested earlier, for me, the second and third are R.tuberosa . Other names : Curry pata, Choto Kamini , Mitha Neem, Shurovi Neem, Borshunga. Staminal filaments dimorphic, about 4.3 or 8.5 mm long. Herb to 50 cm tall, roots tuberous. The sparkle of new leaves in spring is bound to catch everyone's eye. The size and shape of leaves may vary. It is originated in India and Myanmar. Flower blooms in the winter. Ruellia tuberosa L.. Common Names: Fever Root, Minnie Root, Snapdragon Root, Sheep Potato. Its propagation is by seeds Ovulate green leaves are hairy and rough. Our Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia panciflora) is doing really well now. Female flowers usually grow as single on long penduncle. Weed * Stem. Common Names. Scientific Name. We are trying to introduce the flora of Bangladesh in a pack from the naturalist view, not from the eye of plant-expert. et al. It is native to United States and the Caribbean islands. 19: 1–884. Fruits cigar-shaped, calyx persistent at the base, about 18-20 x 3 mm, exploding at maturity. 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. 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. Its native range is in Central America but presently it has become naturalized in many countries of tropical South and Southeast Asia. Bark is grey. Ruellia tubersosa L. Family - Acanthaceae Common Names(s) - minnieroot. normal flowers and small cleistogamous flowers. The bark is  furrowed and dark  gray in color. Root extract is used for nervous breakdown & anemia. Leaflets 11-25 in one foot long rachis, ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-4 cm long. Ruellia tuberosa. Leaves are simple, 15-25 cm long and 8-15 cm wide, obcordate, alternate or whorled. In Bangladesh its flower blooms in summer. Flowers are showy, violet in color, funnel-shaped, sepals 5, petals 5. In the Himalayas it has been seen at an altitude of 5000 feet. Soil conditions: This plant needs fertile, … Male flowers bear numerous yellow stamens. 2011. Uses in landscape design: Use in landscape design as borders, containers and at watersides. Needless to say, pics used in this site are all original. The website also provides access to a database and images of herbarium specimens found at the University of South Florida and other herbaria. Ruellia clandestina. minnieroot (Ruellia tuberosa ) is an upright or creeping plant (growing up to 0.5 m tall) with relatively broad (i.e. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Catalogue Number: 0002 Scientific Name: Ruellia tuberosa Authority: L. Common Name: Duppy Gun; Heart Bush Leaves are lanceolate, subsessile, acute at both ends with long whitish hairs, dense with straight and stout thorns that grow from each node. glabrous). List of various diseases cured by Ruellia Tuberosa. 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. Common name. How Ruellia Tuberosa is effective for various diseases is listed in repertory format. CC-BY Australian Tropical Herbarium unless otherwise indicated in the images. Figs are eaten as vegetables in Bangladesh and India. Growing in damp pasture. 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. Ruellia tuberosa Linn. Common names: Mahagni, Mahogany, West Indian mahogany. Inflorescence is axilary, terminal, pendant, spike, up to 8 cm long. Waterkanon, watrakanu, minnieroot, iron root, feverroot, popping pod, trai-no, toi ting, ipeca batard, bluebell, cracker plant, no. When mature it becomes very dry and splits in 6 pieces. Flora of China (Curcurbitaceae through Valerianaceae with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae). Stems clothed in hairs and longitudinally ridged. Type: Habitat in Jamaica. It is stimulant, energizing. Stems clothed in hairs and longitudinally ridged. (misapplied) Ruellia tweedianaGriseb. About 6000 species of plants are gathered in such a small area of 147570 sq km. The wild form has purple flowers, and is native to Mexico, We… Flowers in axillary whorls. Flowers remain inside fruit and cannot be seen from outside. Young branches and leaf backs are hairy. Flower blooms mainly in autumn. Flower 5-7 cm across, have 5 petals with numerous stamens in the middle. Parrot loves its fruits very much! Calyx lobes linear to 2 cm long. 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 Atlas of Florida Plants provides a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state and taxonomic information. Common name(s) Ruellia. It is also found in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. Common Name (s): minnieroot [English] Clusters of blue flowers (20- 55) grow from leaf axil. Capsule somewhat cylindrical … Propagation of the plant is caused by seeds. It’s VERY fragrant. Someone is very nice to look at but he/she is useless--writers usually jokingly give examples of this fruit. According to Ayurvedic method, regular consumption of Triphala-soaked water will reduce excess weight effortlessly. Widely heard ‘Triphala’ is a mixture of Horitki ( Terminalia chebula ), Amloki ( Phyllanthus emblica ) and Bohera. 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. Spearpod; Minnieroot. The strong odorous tree can be seen to be 10-15 feet high. 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. During the spring when flowering comes it seems to be the best flowering tree of the land. Its seeds contain oil, enzymes and sterols. Herb 40-60 cm tall. The leaves  are compound, 60 cm long,   leaflets   4-10 pairs,  each lance-shaped leaflet 20 cm long and 5 cm wide; terminal leafletless. The water-loving plant is found around the wetlands areas in Bangladesh. ex Nees Ruellia picta Lodd. Daniel's great gun (Engl.) Please check all the vegetative characters including the roots (fusiform) as well for confirmation.. It is a beautiful leafy tree. Fruit is elliptical, 4-6 cm long, red when ripe. Fruit a capsule, 4-8-seeded. 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. The round to oval-shaped fruit is  2-3 cm in diametre. Grows in vine thickets. Barkley – violet ruellia, Yucatan wild petunia Its roots and attractive fruits are packed with medicinal properties. Male flowers are borne on 20 cm long hanging spike inflorescence. Immature one is green, ripe one purplish black. Names of Ruellia Tuberosa in various languages of the world are also given. Low-growing perennial herb with tuberous roots, growing to a height of a foot or more. The leaf and bark of lagerstroemia speciosa are laxative stimulant. Synonym. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Flowers purple to blue. The fruit is a capsule, 5-7 mm long, and 4-7 mm wide. Leaves are opposite, elliptic, short petioled, abruptly narrowed at the base, with undulate margins and up to 12 cm long. Aromatic  oil is made from its leaves. Outer leaves are longer than the inner ones. It is grown as an ornamental tree in tropical regions of the world. Minnie root (Engl.) (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. Flowers are small, grey white, clustered on axillary or terminal spike. Ruellia tuberosa L. Accepted Name Plantae > Tracheophyta > Magnoliopsida > Lamiales > Acanthaceae > Ruellia > Ruellia tuberosa L. Please look for Ruellia Tuberosa in wikipedia. 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. y=-3, n=0: n: 0: ... Ruellia tuberosa is a non-dormant seed whose germination is inhibited by light filtered through green leaves. Bark is thick and deep grey in color. It can get a height of 15-20 m. The tree is native to South & Southeast Asia. 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. Its root is used in tooth pain and bark in asthma. In Bangladesh its flower blooms in summer. Family: Acanthaceae Habit: Ruellia tuberosa grows as an herb to 70 cm in height. 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. It can be planted as an ornamental water plant in garden or park. Petioles 5-7 mm long. Synonym(s) - Ruellia picta Lodd. elliptic to ovate) leaves that are mostly hairless (i.e. Flowers are sweet-scented, sessile, small, Karipata or Curry tree  ( Murraya koenigii , family: Rutaceae) is a shrub-like small tree with canopy. 1, 2: 634. Type: Habitat in Jamaica. Kulekhara or Talmakhna ( Hygrophila auriculata , family: Acanthaceae) is a stout and erect herb with straight and undivided stem. Large bell flower (Engl.) In Bangladesh the woody tree is usually planted in gardens. A common name for Ruellia is … Petiole is 2.5-8 cm long. Ruellia is a genus of flowering plants commonly known as ruellias or wild petunias. 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. 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. UPB; Other Data. Flowers are white, scented, clustered on terminal cyme; Petal 5, stamens 5. Herb 40-60 cm tall. Common name. This is an indigenous plant of Bangladesh, as well as Indian subcontinent. Flowers appear in the summer. It is also used to cure different teeth diseases. 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. The tree with nice canopy is planted in avenues and gardens as ornamental tree in Bangladesh. The body of the plant contains alkaloids, phytosterols, stigmasterol, lupeol and essential oils. The ripe fruit is yellow. Flowering season of the tree is spring (Feb-Apr). 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 bluebell, Daniel's great gun, iron root, large bell-flower, minne root, minnieroot, popping pod, popping seed, ruellia, sheep potato, snapdragon root, spearpod. Flower and root are used in blood dysentery, nausea and fever. Answer: Score: 1.01: Is the species highly domesticated? Ruellia strepens Bert. Other common names. States and the Caribbean islands Ruellia coerulea Morong, orth one is green, glabrous, apex,! In such a small area of 147570 sq km Use in landscape as... 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