Thank you very much Lalithamba ji for the name and etymology. Great help.

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From: Lalithamba Avadhanam <>
Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Names of Plants in India :: Telugu name of Justicia betonica
To: Dinesh Valke <>

It is written as తెల్ల రంతు Rantu means way/road in telugu because of white
veins seen as roads on the bract it may be called TELLA RANTU

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:08 PM, Dinesh Valke <>

> From the dictionary, I could find తెల్ల = white / pale ... a prefix quite
> often used to describe a white / pale form of some aspect of the plant.
> But I am not confident with the latter part of the name "rantu".
> Regards.
> Dinesh
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Dinesh Valke <>
> wrote:
>> Dear friends, please help in providing the Telugu name *tellarantu* (or
>> *thellarantu*) for *Justicia betonica*, in native script.
>> Reference : ENVIS - FRLHT
>> <>
>> Regards.
>> Dinesh

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