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Plant List only for person: Torres, Narciso House Garden: 57 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
                 
ALLIACEAE Allium schoenoprasum herb Spc, Food, Med I chives cebollin    
RUBIACEAE Alseis yucatanensis tree Cnst N wild mammee, wild mamey tabaquillo, mammee silvestre cacao-che, ison, zon, haas'che, ts'om  
EUPHORBIACEAE Amanoa guianensis shrub, tree Prd I lemonario limonario   swamp icaco
ARACEAE Anthurium slechtendahlii herb, epiphyte Med N pheasant's tail cola de faisan tye-pÈ, xiv-tun-ich, xiv-yak-tun-ich  
ARECACEAE ARECACEAE 3 shrub Food, Bev, Orn U cocó, macal      
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Aristolochia maxima liana Food, Med N contribo, contribu, duck flower guaco    
ASCLEPIDACEAE Asclepia curassavica herb Med, Pois N polly redhead, cho cho, mis, red hand polly gato, hoja de veneno, raton chushu-yu-shi, cuchilli-xiv, ka-ki-at'sum  
APOCYNACEAE Aspidosperma cruentum tree Cnst, Med, Prd N milady, my lady, red malady malerio, chichique    
BASELLACEAE Basella alba vine Food I spinach      
BIXACEAE Bixa orellana shrub Food, Med, Prd, Orn, Dye, Fibr, Fuel, Med, Spc I annatto, annatto, annmatto, atta, ricatta achote, achiote cu-shÈb, kuxub, shi-yaÈ, xayan  
BORAGINACEAE Bourreria oxyphylla tree Food, Prd, Med N wild craboo, laurel night bloom roble blanco, laurel, lima del monte chi-che, cacuche, sac-pa, sac-bay-eck, ter-ech-mas  
MORACEAE Brosimum guianense tree Cnst, Food N wild breadnut, bastard breadnut, mountain breadnut cimarron, masico    
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
CAESALPINIACEAE Caesalpinia pulcherrima shrub or small tree Med, Food N bird of paradise      
SOLANACEAE Capsicum chinense herb Spc I habanero pepper, wild chili chile, habanero, chile del monte    
SOLANACEAE Capsicum frutescens herb, subshrub Food, Ritl, Spc, Med N bird pepper, habanero pepper, wild chili chile del monte maxik, ick, mash-ak  
CARICACEAE Carica papaya tree Med, Food, Prd, Bev, Pois I papaya, wild papaya, manbird papaya   put papaw
MORACEAE Castilla elastica tree Ltx N wild rubber castilloa rubber hule, kiikche, kikiche, kukche, yaxha  
APOCYNACEAE Catharanthus roseus herb Orn I periwinkle      
CHENOPODIACEAE Chenopodium ambrosioides herb, subshrub Med, Food, Pois N mexican wormseed apasote, epasote    
RUTACEAE Citrus limon tree Food, Med I sour lime, lemon limon    
RUTACEAE Citrus sinensis tree Food, Med, Bev, Oil, Prd I washington orange, sweet orange naranja dulce    
EUPHORBIACEAE Cnidoscolus chayamansa shrub, tree Food, Med, Pois N chaya, tea   tza  
BIGNONIACEAE Crescentia cujete tree Med, Prd, Food, Bev, Ritl, Forg N calabash, savannah calabash, wild calabash, luch, jicara hom, huaz  
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Crotalaria guatemalensis shrub Food, Orn N     chipilin  
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Cymbopogon citratus grass Med, Bev ^ lemon grass zacate de limon   fever grass
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Erythrina folkersii tree Med, Prd, Food, Prn, Pois N coral tree, tiger tree pito   john crow bead
MALVACEAE Gossypium hirsutum shrub, cultivated Med, Fibr N cotton, cotton tree, wild cotton algodÛn taman  
BORAGINACEAE Heliotropum angiospermum herb Med, Pois N scorpion tail cola de alegran, rabamaco, rabamico, rabo mico remax  
MALVACEAE Hibiscus spp. herb, subshrub   N hibiscus      
LAMIACEAE Hyptis suaveolens herb, subshrub Food, Pois, Med, Bev N oregano orégano   jamaican spikenard
SAPOTACEAE Manilkara zapota tree Food, Gum, Med, Ltx, Cnst N red sapodilla, sapodilla chico zapote, sapote, zapote, zapotillo, zapote b ya chicle, chicle tree
MARANTACEAE Maranta arundinaceae herb Food, Med I arrowroot   yukia  
UNKNOWNS 3 Mentha spicata herb Spc   spearmint yerba buena    
CUCURBITACEAE Momordica charantia vine Food, Med, Forg, Orn, Pois I balsam pear sorosí   sorosee
UNKNOWNS 44 Morinda citrifolia? tree     noni      
MUSACEAE Musa 4 tree Food I apple banana, guineo manzana      
CACTACEAE Opuntia cochenillifera shrub Orn N cactus nopal   scogeneel
ORCHIDACEAE Other orchid spp. herb, epiphyte   N ground orchid, wax orchid, cinnamon orchid      
CAESALPINIACEAE Pachrhizus erosus vine Food, Pois N jicama, yama bean jicama, frijolio   yama bean
BIGNONIACEAE Parmetiera aculeata tree Food, Orn, Spc, Forg, Med N cow okra, wild okra cuajilote kat, k'at cat
MYRTACEAE Pimenta dioica tree Med, Food, Bev, Spc, Oil N allspice pimienta, pimienta gorda, pimenta, pimenta gorda naba-cuc  
PIPERACEAE Piper (psilorhachis?) shrub, tree Med N spanish elder cordoncillo    
PORTULACACEAE Portulaca oleracea herb, fleshy Food, Med, Forg U purslane berdolaga, verdo laga    
EUPHORBIACEAE Pyllanthus liebmannianus herb, subshrub Med N baby's tears yerba de ojo chin-chin-pol  
SAXIFRAGACEAE Ribes hirtellum tree Food, Forg, Bev I gooseberry      
AMARYLLIDACEAE Scadoxus multiflorus herb Orn I fireball lily      
CUCURBITACEAE Sechium edule vine Food, Med, spc, Prd, Pois U chocho chayote chu-um, huisquil  
SOLANACEAE Solanum torvum shrub Food, Med N nightshade susumba, hoja del plato pach'l, p'al  
ANACARDIACEAE Spondias sp. tree Food, Orn, Cnst, Bev, Med, Prd * hogplum ciruela amarilla, jobo, jocote jobo kinim, kanabal, puk  
VERBENACEAE Stachytarpheta cayennensis herb Med, Bev N blue vervain, vervain, wild verbena verbena cot-a-cam, camacolal, xtyay-ach-bak-shel  
THEOPHRASTACEAE Tagetes erecta shrub Med, Orn N flower of death flor de muerto ixtupú marigold
SAPINDACEAE Talisia oliviformis tree Prd, Forg, Food N kinep guaya wayah, uayum kinep
COMBRETACEAE Terminalia catappa tree Food, Med, Cnst, Prd, Oil, Pois, Tan I almond, almond tree almendra    
STERCULIACEAE Theobroma cacao tree, cultivated Food, Bev, Spc, Oil, Prd n cacao, chocolate tree      
UNKNOWNS 12 UNKNOWNS 12 tree Orn     baston del rey    
UNKNOWNS 23 UNKNOWNS 23 vine Orn     velo de novia    

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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