What is another word for Periploca Graeca?

2 synonyms found


[ pˌɛɹɪplˈə͡ʊkə ɡɹˈiːkə], [ pˌɛɹɪplˈə‍ʊkə ɡɹˈiːkə], [ p_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_p_l_ˈəʊ_k_ə ɡ_ɹ_ˈiː_k_ə]

Periploca Graeca is a plant that belongs to the family Apocynaceae. The plant has various common names depending on the region and language. Some of the most notable synonyms include Silkvine, Greek Silkweed, and Virgin's Bower. In India, it is commonly referred to as Dudhi Kanda or Dudhi Lata, which means 'tuberous creeper' in local language. The plant has also been called the False Periwinkle because of its similar appearance to the Vinca minor flower. The Periploca Graeca plant holds significance in traditional medicine due to its therapeutic benefits and has been used to treat a range of ailments, from fever to snake bites.

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How to use "Periploca graeca" in context?

The genus Periploca Graeca is composed of two single species of heliconiid moths in the family Limoniidae. The genera are distinguished by the males having a deeply concave tegumen, a "turban", which projects forward over the labrum, and a long horn on the clypeus. There is one species in North America, P. oregonensis, and the other, P. limonia, is found in Europe. Limonia is the more widespread of the two, with a distribution across most of Europe and Asia.

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