Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
     
Herbs in Kerala
   
 
SpeciesHabitMalayalam English
Abelmoschus crinitus Herb   
Abelmoschus esculentus Herb VendaGumbo, Lady's finger, Okra
Abelmoschus manihot Herb   
Abelmoschus rugosus Herb   
Acalypha brachystachya Herb   
Acalypha indica Herb KuppameniIndian acalypha
Acalypha lanceolata Herb   
Acalypha malabarica Herb   
Acalypha paniculata Herb Valia-kuppameni 
Acampe ochracea Herb   
Acampe praemorsa Herb Maravazha, Taliyamaravada, Upputhali 
Acampe rigida Herb   
Acanthephippium bicolor Herb   
Acanthospermum hispidum Herb Njeringil, Musumusu 
Achillea millefolium Herb   
Achyranthes aspera var. aspera Herb Kadaladi, Vankadaladi, ValiyakadaladiPrickly chaff flower, Rough chaff
Achyranthes aspera var. porphyristachya Herb   
Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens Herb   
Achyranthes bidentata Herb Cherukadaladi, Nayaruvichedi 
Acmella calva Herb Akravu, Eripacha, Erivalli, Kaduparni, Kuppamanjal, Naikoppu, Naimanjal, Palluvedanachedi, TharippuchediParacress, Toothache plant
Acmella paniculata Herb   
Acmella uliginosa Herb   
Acorus calamus Herb Vayambu, VashanpaSweet flag, Sweet root
Acranthera anamallica Herb   
Acranthera grandiflora Herb   
Acroceras munroanum Herb   
Acrotrema arnottianum Herb Nilampunna 
Actinoscirpus grossus Herb   
Adenoon indicum Herb   
Adenosma indiana Herb Kasithumba 
Adenosma malabaricum Herb   
Adenosma subrepens Herb   
Adenostemma lavenia var. angustifolia Herb Sticky Daisy 
Adenostemma lavenia var. lavenia Herb   
Adenostemma macrophylla Herb   
Aeginetia indica Herb KeerippovuForest Ghost Flower
Aeginetia pedunculata Herb Yellow Ghost Flower 
Aeluropus lagopoides Herb   
Aenhenrya rotundifolia Herb   
Aerides crispa Herb   
Aerides maculosa Herb   
Aerides ringens Herb   
Aerva lanata Herb Cherula, Cherupula, Cheruvula, Peela, PongalpoovuPolpala
Aerva persica Herb   
Aerva sanguinolenta Herb Vallicherula 
Aeschynomene americana Herb American Joint Vetch 
Aeschynomene indica Herb Nellithali, Nettithakkai, Thakkapundu 
Agapanthus africanus Herb  African lily
Ageratum conyzoides Herb Appa, Kattappa, Kumminnipacha, Murianpacha, PokasungaAppa grass, Goat weed, White weed
Ageratum houstonianum Herb Kaliyamman-pathiri, Michangala, Neela appa, Floss FlowerFlossflower
Agrostis peninsularis Herb   
Agrostis pilosula Herb   
Agrostis stolonifera Herb   
Alcea rosea Herb   
Alchemilla indica Herb   
Allium cepa Herb Bawang, Chuvannulli, Savala, Kappaulli, UlliOnion
Allium sativum Herb VeluthulliGarlic
Allmania nodiflora Herb Vellakakeera 
Alloteropsis cimicina Herb   
Alloteropsis semialata var. viatica Herb   
Alocasia fornicata Herb   
Alocasia macrorrhiza Herb Aanachembu, Aassamchembu, Chembu, Eezhachembu, Marenchembu, Pazhchembu 
Aloe vera Herb Cherukattala, Kattarvazha, Kattuvala, GhritakumariAloe, Jaffarabad aloe, Indian aloe
Alpinia abundiflora Herb Kattuelam, Vainokkielam 
Alpinia calcarata Herb Aratha, Chittaratha, KolinchiLesser galangal, Snap Ginger
Alpinia fax Herb   
Alpinia galanga Herb Aratha, Kolaratha, Kolinji, PararathaJava galangal, Siamese ginger, Greater galang
Alpinia malaccensis Herb   
Alpinia mutica Herb   
Alpinia nigra Herb Malayinjikuva 
Alpinia purpurata Herb  Pink Cone Ginger, Red Cone Ginger, Red Ginger, Red Ginger Lily
Alpinia smithiae Herb   
Alpinia vittata Herb  Striped Narrow Leaf Ginger, Striped Narrow Leafed Ginger, Striped Narrow-Leaf Ginger, Variegated Ginger
Alpinia zerumbet Herb  Light Galangal, Pink Porcelain Lily, Shell Ginger, Shell Flower, Shell Plant,
Alstroemeria aurea Herb  Peruvian lily
Alternanthera bettzickiana Herb   
Alternanthera brasiliana Herb  Joy weed, Ruby leaf
Alternanthera paronychioides Herb   
Alternanthera philoxeroides Herb VellamkanniAlligatorweed
Alternanthera pungens Herb Ottara mul, Thevadiyaal mulKhaki weed
Alternanthera sessilis Herb Kozhuppa, Kozhuppacheera, Meenamgani, Ponamgani, PonnamkannikkeeraSessile joyweed
Alternanthera tenella var. tenella Herb   
Alternanthera tenella var. versicolor Herb   
Alysicarpus bupleurifolius Herb   
Alysicarpus glumaceus Herb Oosapayar 
Alysicarpus hamosus Herb   
Alysicarpus heterophyllus Herb   
Alysicarpus monilifer Herb   
Alysicarpus racemosus Herb   
Alysicarpus scariosus var. pilifer Herb   
Alysicarpus vaginalis var. nummularifolius Herb   
Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis Herb Nila-orilaAlyce clover, One leaved clover
Amaranthus blitum var. oleracea Herb Cheera 
Amaranthus caudatus Herb ChaulaiLove Lies Bleeding
Amaranthus graecizans ssp. thellungianus Herb   
Amaranthus hybridus Herb   
Amaranthus spinosus Herb Cherucheera, Kattumullenkeera, MullencheeraPrickly amaranth, Spiny pigweed, Spiny amaranth, Thorny amaranth
Amaranthus tricolor Herb CheeraChinese amaranth, Joseph’s coat, Fountain plant
Amaranthus viridis Herb Kuppacheera, KuppakeeraSlender amaranth
Ammannia auriculata Herb   
Ammannia baccifera ssp. aegyptiaca Herb   
Ammannia baccifera ssp. baccifera Herb Kalluruvi, Kalluravanchi, Neerummel-neruppaBlistering ammania
Ammannia multiflora Herb   
Ammannia octandra Herb   
Amomum cannicarpum Herb   
Amomum fulviceps Herb   
Amomum ghaticum Herb   
Amomum hypoleucum Herb   
Amomum masticatorium Herb   
Amomum muricatum Herb   
Amomum nilgiricum Herb   
Amomum pterocarpum Herb Perelam 
Amorphophallus bonaccordensis Herb   
Amorphophallus bulbifer Herb Kattuchena 
Amorphophallus commutatus Herb KattuchenaDragon Stalk Yam
Amorphophallus hohenackeri Herb   
Amorphophallus nicolsonianus Herb   
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Herb Kattuchena, ChenaElephant foot yam
Amorphophallus smithsonianus Herb   
Amorphophallus sylvaticus Herb   
Anagallis pumila Herb   
Ananas bracteatus Herb  Wild Pineapple
Ananas comosus Herb Annarachakka, Anassappazham, Kazhuthachakka, Kaithachakka, Kappachakka, PrithichakkaPineapple
Anaphalis aristata Herb Panjichedi 
Anaphalis barnesii Herb   
Anaphalis beddomei Herb   
Anaphalis bournei Herb   
Anaphalis elliptica Herb   
Anaphalis lawii Herb   
Anaphalis leptophylla Herb Panjichedi 
Anaphalis marcescens Herb   
Anaphalis meeboldii Herb   
Anaphalis neelgerryana Herb   
Anaphalis notoniana Herb   
Anaphalis subdecurrens Herb   
Anaphalis travancorica Herb   
Anaphalis wightiana Herb   
Anaphyllum beddomei Herb   
Anaphyllum wightii Herb Keerikkizhangu, Sulli 
Andrographis affinis Herb   
Andrographis alata Herb Vallikiriyathu 
Andrographis atropurpurea Herb   
Andrographis ceylanica Herb   
Andrographis chendurunii Herb   
Andrographis echioides Herb Gopuramthangi 
Andrographis elongata Herb   
Andrographis lineata Herb   
Andrographis macrobotrys Herb Uppali 
Andrographis neesiana var. neesiana Herb   
Andrographis paniculata Herb Kaakanjiram, Kiriyathu, Nilavepu, NilamkanjiramAndrographis, Green chiretta, Kalmegh
Andrographis stellulata Herb   
Andropogon lividus Herb  Purple Grass
Andropogon polyptychus Herb   
Anemone rivularis Herb   
Anethum graveolens Herb SathakuppaAnet, Dill, Garden dill
Angelonia salicariaefolia Herb Aamappoovu 
Anisochilus argenteus Herb Sheethakkoraali 
Anisochilus carnosus Herb Chomara, Karpooravalli, Kattukoorkka, Kurangupacha, Mathilkkoorka, PatukoorkkaThick leaved lavender
Anisochilus scaber Herb   
Anisochilus wightii Herb   
Anisomeles heyneana Herb   
Anisomeles indica Herb Chedayan, Karithumba 
Anoectochilus elatus Herb Nagathali 
Anoectochilus setaceus Herb   
Anthoxanthum borii Herb   
Anthurium andraeanum Herb   
Antistrophe glabra Herb   
Aphyllorchis montana Herb   
Apluda mutica Herb   
Apocopis cochinchinensis Herb   
Apocopis courtallumensis Herb   
Apocopis mangalorensis Herb   
Aponogeton appendiculatus Herb   
Aponogeton crispus Herb   
Aponogeton natans Herb Paruakizhangu 
Arachis glabrata Herb  Hagenbeck's Peanut
Arachis hypogaea Herb Nilakkadala, KappalandiGroundnut, Peanut, Monkeynut
Arachis pintoi Herb  Forage Peanut
Argemone mexicana Herb Bhramadanthi, Erumakalli, Kandankathiri, Malayeruma, Ponnummam, Ponnumattu, Swarnasheeri, VirumenchediMexican Poppy, Prickly poppy, Yellow mexican poppy
Argostemma anupama Herb   
Argostemma courtallense Herb   
Argostemma rostratum Herb   
Argostemma verticillatum Herb   
Ariopsis peltata Herb   
Arisaema agasthyanum Herb   
Arisaema barnesii Herb   
Arisaema echinatum Herb   
Arisaema jacquemontii Herb   
Arisaema leschenaultii Herb Pambucholam 
Arisaema muricaudatum Herb   
Arisaema murrayi Herb PambucholamMurray's Cobra Lily
Arisaema nilamburense Herb   
Arisaema peltatum Herb   
Arisaema psittacus Herb Pambucholam 
Arisaema sarracenioides Herb   
Arisaema tortuosum var. curvatum Herb  Whipcord Cobra Lily
Arisaema tortuosum var. tortuosum Herb  Whipcord Cobra Lily, Jack in the pulpit
Arisaema translucens Herb   
Arisaema tylophorum Herb   
Aristea ecklonii Herb  Aristea
Aristida adscensionis Herb   
Aristida hystrix Herb Pottapullu 
Aristida setacea Herb   
Aristolochia bracteolata Herb Aduthinnappala, KaralakamWorm killer
Artanema longifolium Herb Kolivalan, Vathom-varetti, Vayalchulli 
Artemisia japonica Herb   
Arthraxon castratus Herb   
Arthraxon hispidus Herb   
Arthraxon lanceolatus Herb   
Arthraxon lancifolius Herb   
Arthraxon meeboldii Herb   
Arthraxon nitidulus Herb   
Arthraxon nudus Herb   
Arthraxon villosus Herb   
Arundina graminifolia Herb  Bamboo orchid
Arundinella cannanorica Herb   
Arundinella ciliata Herb   
Arundinella leptochloa Herb   
Arundinella mesophylla Herb   
Arundinella metzii Herb   
Arundinella nepalensis Herb   
Arundinella nervosa Herb   
Arundinella pumila Herb   
Arundinella purpurea var. laxa Herb   
Arundinella purpurea var. purpurea Herb   
Arundinella ravii Herb   
Arundinella setosa Herb   
Arundinella tuberculata Herb   
Arundinella vaginata Herb Chonappullu 
Arundo donax Herb OodappulluCana brava, Carrizo, Giant reed, Wild cane
Asclepias curassavica Herb Chemullichedi, KammalchediBlood flower, Bastard ipecac, Curassavian swallow-wort, Silkweed
Asclepias physocarpa Herb  Balloon cottonbush, Balloon Plant
Asyneuma fulgens Herb   
Asystasia chelonoides Herb Murikootipacha 
Asystasia crispata Herb   
Asystasia dalzelliana Herb   
Asystasia gangetica ssp. gangetica Herb UpputhaliChinese violet, Creeping Foxglove
Asystasia gangetica ssp. micrantha Herb   
Asystasia travancorica Herb   
Axonopus compressus Herb KaalappulluCarpet Grass, Broad-leaved carpetgrass, Buffalo Grass
Ayapana triplinervius Herb Ayyapana, Vishapacha, AyyabanaAyapana tea, Ayyappana
Bacopa floribunda Herb   
Bacopa hamiltoniana Herb   
Bacopa monnieri Herb Bhrammi, NeerbrahmiBacopa, Thyme leaved gratiola
Balanophora abbreviata Herb   
Balanophora dioica Herb   
Balanophora fungosa ssp. indica Herb Athithippali, Kannukuttimadu, Nilamchakka 
Balanophora fungosa var. minor ssp. indica Herb   
Barleria longiflora Herb   
Barleria prattensis Herb MadhurakurinjiPink Barleria
Basilicum polystachyon Herb   
Begonia albo-coccinea Herb Kalthamara 
Begonia aliciae Herb   
Begonia canarana Herb   
Begonia cordifolia Herb   
Begonia crenata Herb   
Begonia fallax Herb   
Begonia floccifera Herb Kalthamara 
Begonia integrifolia Herb   
Begonia malabarica Herb Kalpuli, Janaamkolli, Kayyalapulian, Malayamkizhangu, Minukki, Muthalminuki 
Begonia subpeltata Herb   
Begonia trichocarpa Herb   
Belosynapsis kewensis Herb   
Belosynapsis moluccana Herb   
Belosynapsis vivipara Herb   
Bergia ammannioides Herb   
Bergia capensis Herb   
Beta vulgaris Herb Beetroot, Chencheera, NeycheeraBeetroot, Garden beet
Bhidea burnsiana Herb   
Bhidea fischeri Herb   
Bidens biternata Herb Kandavarekuthi, SnehappulluSpanish Needles
Bidens pilosa var. minor Herb Kithachedi, SnehakooraHairy beggarticks
Bidens sulphurea Herb  Sulphur Cosmos
Billbergia pyramidalis Herb  Foolproof Plant, Flaming Torch, Summer Torch
Biophytum congestiflorum Herb   
Biophytum insigne Herb   
Biophytum intermedium Herb   
Biophytum longipedunculatum Herb   
Biophytum nervifolium Herb   
Biophytum reinwardtii var. keralanum Herb   
Biophytum reinwardtii var. reinwardtii Herb Mukkutti, Theendanazhi 
Biophytum sensitivum var. candolleanum Herb Nilamthengu 
Biophytum sensitivum var. sensitivum Herb Mukkutti, Theendavadi 
Biophytum umbraculum Herb   
Biophytum veldkampii Herb   
Blainvillea acmella Herb   
Blepharis integrifolia Herb   
Blepharis maderaspatensis Herb Elumbotti, Hemakandi, Murikootipacha 
Blumea axillaris Herb   
Blumea barbata Herb   
Blumea belangeriana Herb Venappacha 
Blumea bifoliata Herb   
Blumea clarkei Herb   
Blumea eriantha Herb   
Blumea heiracifolia var. heiracifolia Herb   
Blumea hieracifolia var. flexuosa Herb   
Blumea lacera Herb Kukkura-chedi, Rakkila 
Blumea laevis Herb   
Blumea lanceolaria var. lanceolaria Herb   
Blumea lanceolaria var. spectabilis Herb   
Blumea membranacea var. gracilis Herb   
Blumea membranacea var. jacquemontii Herb   
Blumea membranacea var. membranacea Herb Boothamkolli 
Blumea obliqua Herb   
Blumea oxyodonta Herb   
Blyxa aubertii var. echinosperma Herb   
Blyxa octandra Herb   
Boerhavia chinensis Herb   
Boerhavia diffusa Herb Thamizhama, Thavizhama, Thazhuthama, Thumizhama, TharanaHogweed, Pigweed, Spreading hogweed
Boerhavia erecta Herb   
Boesenbergia pulcherrima Herb   
Boesenbergia tiliifolia Herb   
Bothriochloa bladhii Herb   
Bothriochloa insculpta Herb   
Bothriochloa parameswaranii Herb   
Bothriochloa pertusa Herb   
Bothriochloa pseudoischaemum Herb   
Brachiaria brizantha Herb   
Brachiaria decumbens Herb   
Brachiaria distachya Herb   
Brachiaria eruciformis Herb   
Brachiaria miliiformis Herb   
Brachiaria mutica Herb   
Brachiaria paspaloides Herb   
Brachiaria ramosa Herb Chamapothaval 
Brachiaria remota Herb   
Brachiaria reptans Herb   
Brachiaria semiundulata Herb   
Brachiaria semiverticillata Herb   
Brachiaria villosa Herb   
Brachycorythis iantha Herb   
Brachycorythis splendida Herb   
Brachycorythis wightii Herb   
Brachystelma swarupa Herb Pakeda-kizhangu 
Brassica juncea Herb Kaduku, CherukadukuBrown mustard, Chinese mustard, Indian mustard, Mustard greens
Brassica nigra Herb KaduguBlack mustard, Mustard
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis Herb CauliflowerCauliflower
Brassica oleracea var. capitata Herb Mottakoose, Cabbage, Kabbage, KyabbageCabbage, Head cabbage
Brassica rapa Herb  Common turnip
Briza minor Herb  Small Quaking Grass
Browallia americana Herb