Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn. Main specimen
Combretaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Terminalia arjuna
  • Author : Wight, Robert Wight, Robert and George Arnott Walker (1834)
  • Family : Combretaceae
  • English names : Arjun Tree
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Arjun
    Kannada : Maddi, nirmatti
    Malayalam : Nirmarutu
    Marathi : Arjun, jamla
    Sanskrit : Arjuna
    Tamil : Marudha maram
    Telugu : Erramaddi, vermaddi
  • Synonyms :
    Pentaptera angustifolia Roxb.
    Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. ex DC.
    Pentaptera glabra Roxb.
    Pentaptera obovata DC.
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Terminalia : From the Latin terminus "end", referring to the leaves borne in whorls close to the end of the shoots, branchlets and branches.
    -Arjuna : From the Sanskrit name of the plant.