ye ’nye parartha-bhavaka yamunopakulah
samsantu krsna-padavim rahitatmanam nah
O cuta, O priyala, O panasa, asana and kovidara, O jambu, O arka, O bilva, bakula and amra, O kadamba and nipa and all you other plants and trees living by the banks of the Yamuna who have dedicated your very existence to the welfare of others, we gopis have lost our minds, so please tell us where Krsna has gone.
According to Srila Jiva Gosvami, the cuta is a mango creeper, whereas the amra is a mango tree. He goes on to explain that the nipa, though not a very prominent tree, bears large flowers, and that the gopis’ desperation to find Krsna is clearly shown by the fact that they approached the insignificant arka plant.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti gives the following information about Vrndavana’s trees: “The nipa is ‘the dust kadamba,’ and it has large flowers. The kadamba proper has smaller flowers and a very pleasant fragrance. The kovidara is a particular kind of kañcanara [mountain ebony tree]. Even though the arka plant is very insignificant, it always grows near Lord Gopisvara [the Siva deity in Vrndavana forest] because it is dear to him.”