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Plant List only for person: Aldana, Sergio & Russel: 52 entries, updated 2013-07-17 00:59:34 GMT

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Family Scientific name Habitat Uses Origin Local Name      
          English Spanish Mayan Creole
                 
MALVACEAE Abelmoschus esculentus shrub, cultivated Food, Fibr I okra      
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Acosmium panamense tree Med, Cnst N billy webb      
RUBIACEAE Alseis yucatanensis tree Cnst N wild mammee, wild mamey tabaquillo, mammee silvestre cacao-che, ison, zon, haas'che, ts'om  
ANACARDIACEAE Anacardium occidentale tree Food, Prd, Med, Pois, Cnst, Oil n cashew maraÒon    
BROMELIACEAE Ananas comosus shrub, tree Food I pineapple piÒa    
ANNONACEAE Annona cherimola tree Food I cherimoya, custard apple, chirimoya, chirimolla, a      
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Aristolochia maxima liana Food, Med N contribo, contribu, duck flower guaco    
APOCYNACEAE Aspidosperma cruentum tree Cnst, Med, Prd N milady, my lady, red malady malerio, chichique    
ARECACEAE Astrocaryum mexicanum palm, spiny Food, Cnst, Prd N cohun palm, supa lancetilla, pacaya, cocoyol tuk-'u, ak-té, ak-t, chapay, g¸iscoyol warree cohun, warri cohyne
ANACARDIACEAE Astronium graveolens tree Cnst, Med, Prd N glassy wood jobillo, palo mulato kulimche  
ARECACEAE Attalea cohune palm Med, Food, Oil, Fuel, Bev, Cnst, Prd N cohune corozo tutz, manaca cocando boy, chunciey
COMBRETACEAE Bucida buceras tree Prd, Tan, Med, Cnst N bullet tree cacho de toro pucte, puk-te bully tree
BURSERACEAE Bursera simaruba tree Med, Bev, Csnt, Prd, Fuel, Ritl, Orn, Pois N gumbolimbo, birch, red gumbolimbo, white gumbolim gumbolimbo blanco, indio desnudo, indio peludo, pa ca-c-ch, ca-cah, cha-c, chacah, cha-ca, cha-cah, h tourist tree
MALPIGHIACEAE Byrsonima crassifolia shrub, tree Food, Med, Cnst, Fuel, Bev, Prd, Dye, Tan, Forg, P n craboo, sour craboo, wild craboo nance, nanci, nonce, ch·, chÌ, sacpan, zacpan craboo, crabu, crapoo, grabon
CARICACEAE Carica papaya tree Med, Food, Prd, Bev, Pois I papaya, wild papaya, manbird papaya   put papaw
BOMBACACEAE Ceiba pentandra tree Ritl, Prd, Food, Med, Fibr N cotton tree ceiba kapok, yaxchÈ, inup  
SAPOTACEAE Chrysophyllum mexicanum shrub, tree Med, Food, Ltx, Cnst, Forg N wild star apple caimito zikay·, chiceh damsel
RUTACEAE Citrus sinensis tree Food, Med, Bev, Oil, Prd I washington orange, sweet orange naranja dulce    
ARECACEAE Cocos nucifera palm Food, Oil, Prd, Med, Bev, Fibr U coconut coco, cocotera    
RUBIACEAE Coffea arabica shrub, tree Food, Bev, Med, Forg, Cnst I coffee café    
ARECACEAE Crysophila stauracantha palm, spiny Cnst, Med, Prd N silver thatch escoba kuun, akuum, mis give-and-take
CUCURBITACEAE Cucurbita pepo cultivated vine Food N squash, pumpkin ayote    
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Cymbopogon citratus grass Med, Bev ^ lemon grass zacate de limon   fever grass
FABACEAE: Mimosoideae Enterolobium cyclocarpum tree Cnst, Food, Pois, Med, Forg, Gum N ear-tree guanacaste, conocaste pich, tubroos  
MELIACEAE Guarea glabra tree Cnst, Med N wild orange, mahogany cedrillo, cramante b‚l-ba, bÛl-ba  
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Lonchocarpus castilloi tree Cnst, Med N black cabbage bark, cabbage bark   manchich  
ANACARDIACEAE Mangifera indica tree Food, Med, Bev, Pois, Prd I mango      
SAPOTACEAE Manilkara zapota tree Food, Gum, Med, Ltx, Cnst N red sapodilla, sapodilla chico zapote, sapote, zapote, zapotillo, zapote b ya chicle, chicle tree
CUCURBITACEAE Momordica charantia vine Food, Med, Forg, Orn, Pois I balsam pear sorosí   sorosee
MUSACEAE Musa paradisiaca tree, her-baceous Food, Med I plantain, banana banana de marano, guineo, platano box haas, haas  
CACTACEAE Opuntia cochenillifera shrub Orn N cactus nopal   scogeneel
BOMBACACEAE Pachira aquatica tree Med, Food, Cnst, Dye N provision bark, provision tree santo domingo, sapote bobo, zapote bobo, zapoton uacut  
LAURACEAE Persea americana tree Med, Food, Prd, Pois, Dye, Bev, Oil N avocado aguacate, aguacote on butter-pear, pear
PIPERACEAE Piper auritum subshrub Spc, Med, Prd, Food, Oil N bullhoof, cowfoot obel, santa maria xmacolan, shma-culan, tzulubtok, xobel  
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Piscidia piscipula tree, shrub Med, Prd, Cnst, Fuel, Pois N dogwood, white wormwood, may bush habim, jabin, palo de gusano tiaxib  
SAPOTACEAE Pouteria campechiana tree Food, Prd, Med, Forg, Ltx N mammee cirila sapotillo rojo canistel, canizté, zac-xa-nal  
SAPOTACEAE Pouteria reticulata tree Food N   zapote negro, zapotillo negro    
MYRTACEAE Psidium guajava shrub, tree Food, Med, Prd, Fuel, Tan, Bev N guava guajava, guayaba coloc, heliche, pata, pat, pa-taíh, piche, pichi,  
SAXIFRAGACEAE Ribes hirtellum tree Food, Forg, Bev I gooseberry      
RUTACEAE RUTACEAE 2 tree Bev, Med U jamaican lime     jamaican lime
ARECACEAE Sabal mauritiiformis (morrisiana) palm Cnst, Food N bay leaf, sabal, bay leaf palm, bayleaf palm botan, guano, guanu sha-an  
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Saccharum officinarum grass Food I sugar cane caña    
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Sasa palmata bamboo   U small bamboo      
RUBIACEAE Simira salvadorensis tree Prd, Cnst, Fuel N red-wood, high ridge redwood palo colorado, puntero sac te m'ooch john crow redwood
ANACARDIACEAE Spondias radlkoferi tree Med, Cnst, Food N hogplum, wild plum ciruela amarilla, jobo, jocote jobo rum-p'ok, kinim, kanabal, puk, hu-hu  
LOGANIACEAE Strychnos brachistantha(panamensis?) liana, shrub, often armed Med, Food N   chicoloro    
MELIACEAE Swietenia macrophylla tree Cnst, Med, Prd N broken ridge mahogany, mahogany caoba chacaltÈ, punab, sutz'uch  
MYRTACEAE Syzygium cumini tree Food, Orn I blackberry      
BIGNONIACEAE Tabebuia rosea tree Cnst, Med N mayflower, may bush maculiz hokab, shna'-corts  
SAPINDACEAE Talisia oliviformis tree Prd, Forg, Food N kinep guaya wayah, uayum kinep
VERBENACEAE Vitex gaumeri tree Prd, Med, Fuel, Forg, Cnst N blue blossom, fiddlewood, monkey fiddle, dogwood flor azul, arbol murcielago yaxnik, sak-u-sol, yax nik ux pe walking lady
FLACOURTIACEAE Zuelania guidonia shrub, tree Fuel, Med, Food, Forg, Resn, Prd, Cnst N drunken bayman wood, water wood, umbrella paragua, moroco chu-ya-ak, tamay, tamai  

Key to plant origins: N - Native, I - Introduced, n - Naturalized, U - unknown, E - Endemic, * - Native/Introduced, ^ - Unknown/Naturalized.

Pictures come from our own archives as well as the following sources:
Atran, S., X. Lois, and E. U. Ek. 2004 Plants of the Peten Itza Maya.     Vol 38. Ann Arbor: Regents of the University of Michigan.
www.nybg.org/bsci/belize
hortiplex.gardenweb.com/plants/list_all_families.html
www.rain-tree.com/Plant-Images
www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/gallery/gallery_query.htm - Digital Flora of Texas (DFT)

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