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Bignonia azedarachta, Bignonia cicutaria, Bignonia hortensis, Bignonia suberosa, Millingtonia dubiosa, Nevrilis suberosa
Indian Cork Tree, Tree Jasmine
Millingtonia hortensis, Tree Jasmine or Indian Cork Tree, the sole species in the genus Millingtonia, is a tree native to South Asia & South East Asia. It is known as Latak chandani, & Buch in Marathi Akash Mallige in Kannada, Akash Malli or Mara Malli in Tamil, Kavuki in Telugu, Pip in Thai: ปีบ and Mini Chameli in Hindi, Akash Mallee in Oriya.[+]
In the name Millingtonia hortensis, Millingtonia is named for Sir Thomas Millington who was an inspiration to Carl Linnaeus the Younger who first described the genus. The specific epithet 'hortensia' derives from 'hortensis' and 'hortus' which in Latin is related to garden. In its synonym, Bignonia suberosa, 'suberosa' derives from 'suberos' which means 'corky' in Latin.
Millingtonia Avenue in Lucknow is named after Millingtonia hortensis.
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