Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. Main specimen
Putranjivaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Putranjiva roxburghii
  • Author : Wallich, Nathaniel (1826)
  • Family : Putranjivaceae
  • English names : Lucky bean tree, wild olive
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Jiyaputa
    Kannada : Aman, putranjiva
    Malayalam : Puttilanni
    Marathi : Jivanputra, patravanti
    Sanskrit : Putrajivah
    Tamil : Kaatuppachaeri maram, puthirajeevi
    Telugu : Putrajivika
  • Synonyms :
    Cyclostemon racemosus Zipp. ex Span.
    Drypetes roxburghii (Wall.) Hurus.
    Drypetes roxburghii var. timorensis (Blume) Airy Shaw
    Drypetes timorensis (Blume) Pax & K.Hoffm.
    Nageia putranjiva Roxb.
    Putranjiva amblyocarpa Mull.Arg.
    Putranjiva sphaerocarpa Mull.Arg.
    Pycnosandra timorensis Blume
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Putranjiva : From the Sanskrit name putra "son" and juvi "prosperity, life".
    -Roxburghii : For Dr William Roxburgh (1751-1815), director of Calcutta Botanic Garden.