Neolamarckia cadamba (Roxb.) Bosser Main specimen
Rubiaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Neolamarckia cadamba
  • Author : Bosser, Jean M. (1984)
  • Family : Rubiaceae
  • English names : Burflower tree, kadam, kadamba
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Kadamb
    Kannada : Kaduavalatige
    Malayalam : Katampu
    Sanskrit : Kadambah
    Tamil : Vellaikkatampu
    Telugu : Rudrakskamba
  • Synonyms :
    Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq.
    Anthocephalus indicus var. glabrescens H.L.Li
    Anthocephalus morindifolius Korth.
    Nauclea cadamba Roxb.
    Nauclea megaphylla S.Moore
    Neonauclea megaphylla (S.Moore) S.Moore
    Samama cadamba (Roxb.) Kuntze
    Sarcocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Kurz
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Cadamba : "The kadamba tree lends its name to the Kadamba Dynasty that ruled from Banavasi in what is now the state of Karnataka. The kadamba tree was considered a holy tree by the Kadamba dynasty." (Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolamarckia_cadamba)