Flueggea leucopyrus Willd. Main specimen
Phyllanthaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Flueggea leucopyrus
  • Author : Willdenow, Carl Ludwig von (1805)
  • Family : Phyllanthaceae
  • English names : Bushweed, Indian snow berry, white honey shrub
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Ainta, Shinar
    Kannada : Bilculi, gudahale
    Malayalam : Mulpulanni
    Marathi : Pandharphali
    Sanskrit : Buriphali, panduphali
    Tamil : Vellaippoola
    Telugu : Pulugudu
  • Synonyms :
    Acidoton leucopyrus (Willd.) Kuntze
    Cicca leucopyrus (Willd.) Kurz
    Flueggea wallichiana Baill.
    Flueggea xerocarpa A.Juss.
    Phyllanthus albicans Wall.
    Phyllanthus leucopyrus (Willd.) D.Koenig ex Roxb.
    Phyllanthus lucena B.Heyne ex Roth
    Securinega leucopyrus (Willd.) Mull.Arg.
    Xylophylla lucena Roth
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Flueggea : In memory of the German physician and botanist Johann Flugge (1775-1816).
    -Leucopyrus : From the Greek leuco "white" and pyrus "pear", in reference of the white-coloured fruit of the plant.