Sin: නිවිතිගල nivitigala

‘Spinach Rock’  SBP,  Sri Lanka

From Sin: nivithi, ‘Malabar or Ceylon spinach’,  ‘Malabar nightshade’ [Basella alba] and gala, ‘stone, rock, rocky place’.

This is a tall, climbing vine with fleshy green leaves and green or purply-red stems, which can be grown as a herb or spinach substitute.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.