Cassine glauca (Rottb.) Kuntze Main specimen
Celastraceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Cassine glauca
  • Author : Kuntze, Carl (Karl) Ernst (Eduard) Otto (1891)
  • Family : Celastraceae
  • English names : Ceylon tea
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Jamrasi
    Kannada : Kannurmara, mookarki
    Marathi : Motha bhutya
    Sanskrit : Krishnamokshaka
    Tamil : Kanneer maram
    Telugu : Nirija
  • Synonyms :
    Barringtonia sphaerocarpa C.A.Gardner
    Celastrus glaucus Vahl
    Elaeodendron dichotomum Royle
    Elaeodendron glaucum (Rottb.) Pers.
    Elaeodendron oxyodon Turcz.
    Elaeodendron paniculatum Wight & Arn.
    Elaeodendron roxburghii Wight & Arn.
    Euonymus grossus Wall.
    Schrebera albens Retz.
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Cassine : From a north American vernacular name for hottentot cherry (Cassine maurocenia)
    -Glauca : Bluish or greenish-grey. Having a bloom (a white powdery substance covering the leaves).