|Etymology/ Definition||प्रतानैः वीरुधः स्मृतः । च. सू. १/७२ |
प्रतानशब्देन लता गुल्माश्च गृह्यन्ते, यदुक्तं हारिते – ’लता गुल्माश्च वीरुधः’ । चक्रपाणि
|Literary Meaning||A creeping plant or a low shrub|
|Implied Meaning||It is a type of plant which creeps along the ground or climbs with the help of other tree or which grows again after being cut.|
|Elaboration||Veerudha possesses tendrils, with the help of which they climb on the bark of any tree. Creepers, climbers belong to this category. They are weak stemmed plants and require support to spread. They also need comparatively more water to grow and they have either bulbs or rhizomes as roots to store food.|
According to Haarita , Lataa ( any creeping or winding plant or twining tendril ) and गुल्म ( a cluster or clump of trees / thicket / bush / shrub ) are also Veerudha .
E. g. Gud`oochee ( Tinospora cordifolia )
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 10:14 am