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Tamil names

What is the Tamil name for Giloy (Tinosporia cordifolia)?

K. Kuppuswamy, Chennai

This medicinal plant is a climber and in Tamil it is known as `Amirthavalli.'

What is the Tamil name for Gingko biloba?

R. Jayasankar, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

G. Aravamudan, Bangalore

Since it is a plant of Chinese origin there is no Tamil name for it. In English it is known as `Maidenhair tree' or `Living fossil.'

What is the Tamil name for Albizzia lebbeck?

L. Sundaraiya, Tamil Nadu

The Tamil name for Albizzia lebbeck is Vaagai maram.

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