Celosia cristata – Famine Foods

Celosia cristata

Uses

India: used as a famine food in Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh; Panch Mahals, Bombay Presidency, Madras Presidency: leaves and young shoots eaten as greens

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.
Vernaculars:
Hindi: Kokan, Pila murghka, Lal murghka. Bengali: Lal murga (red variety); Huldi murga (yellow variety). Uttar Pradesh: Sirmali. Rajasthani, Bombay Presidency, Panch Mahals district: Garka. Ali Rajpur, C.I.: Keidu. Punjabi: Mawal, Taji khoros, Bostan afras, Kanju, Dhura dru. Kashmiri: Mawal. Tamil: Punnee keeray. Telugu:Erra-kodi-ulta-totakura, Kodi-juttu-tota-kura, Garodi ab, Juttu tota. Burmese: Kyet-monk. 

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