. . ARAB. Shanma ;Abandil, LADAK.
Khandoo ; Sen, . BEAS. Watana, . . . Maim Burra-mutur, . . BENG. Kachang, . . MALAY.
Common pea ; Pea, ENG. Harenso, . . SANSK.
Patana, . . . . GUJ. Rata-gora•dya, . SINGH.
Mutur ; Kbandu, HIND. Veils. pausal, . . TAM.
Bitanah, . .Patanlu, . . . TEL.
• 11.Itani, II. . . . „ Gundu sanigheln, This is the pea of the garden. Cultivates" throughout the plains of India, and grown In the N.W. Himalaya up to 14,000 feet. At the latter height it does not ripen its seed, and Is oil as fodder. It is found in the Sutlej ralky, between Rampur and Surignam, at an elevation of 8000 to 14,000 feet. Cultivated in Kanawar and Spiti. 100 parts of the pea, from Henan*, yielded— Moisture, 12•65 ; nitrogenous matter, 23.50 ; starchy matter, 60'28 ; fatty or oily matter, 1.11 ; mineral constituents (uh), : Eng. Cye.; Cleghorn, p. 6G. • 1'ITA. Tan. Aloe or agave fibre.
Cantata, Banskeera,IIIND. I Petba kalabuntha, . TeL The species of agave commonly called aloe plants aro natives of America, which have become so naturalized in many parts as to appear to be indigenous in Africa, parts of India, and in the south of Spain. The agave plants resemble the
true aloe in their sword-shaped leaves with parallel veins, which, however, grow to a gigantic size—that is, from eight to ten feet in length—in a cluster from the root, with their margins usually armed with short thorns, and their points with a hard and sharp thorn, which makes them useful hedge plants ; the leaves abound in fibres of great length, of considerable strength, also tough and durable. The Mexicans make their paper of the fibres of agave leaves laid in layers. The expressed juice of the leaves evaporated, is stated by Long, in his History of Jamaica, to be also useful as a substitute for soap.—Boyle, Ill. flint. Bot. p. 375 ; Boyle, Fib. Pl. p. 4.