Gmelina asiatica L. Main specimen
Lamiaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Gmelina asiatica
  • Author : Linnaeus, Carl von (1753)
  • Family : Lamiaceae
  • English names : Asian Bushbeech, Asiatic beechberry
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Badhara
    Kannada : Guludu mara
    Malayalam : Mulkumizhu
    Marathi : Kalishivan
    Sanskrit : Gopabhadra
    Tamil : Nalacomul, nilakkumala
    Telugu : Gannudu
  • Synonyms :
    Bignonia discolor A.Rich.
    Gmelina asiatica f. inermis (Blanco) Moldenke
    Gmelina asiatica f. lobata Moldenke
    Gmelina asiatica f. parvifolia (Roxb.) Moldenke
    Gmelina inermis Blanco
    Gmelina lobata Gaertn.
    Gmelina parvifolia Roxb.
    Premna parvifolia Roth
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Gmelina : In memory of the German botanist and geographer Johann Georg Gmelin (1709-1755).
    -Asiatica : From Asia, Asiatic.