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Plant List only for person: Waight, Beatrice: 72 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
                 
AGAVACEAE Agave angustifolia shrub Med, Bev I hennekin, agave, sisal, hequen      
AMARANTHACEAE Amaranthus caudatus herb Spc, Med, Food N amaranth, pigweed   kiltosh pison calaloo
AMARANTHACEAE Amaranthus dubius herb Spc, Med, Food N amaranth, pigweed   kiltosh pison calaloo
ANACARDIACEAE Anacardium occidentale tree Food, Prd, Med, Pois, Cnst, Oil n cashew maraÒon    
BROMELIACEAE Ananas comosus shrub, tree Food I pineapple piÒa    
ARECACEAE ARECACEAE 3 shrub Food, Bev, Orn U cocó, macal      
BASELLACEAE Basella alba vine Food I spinach      
FABACEAE: Caesalpinioideae Bauhinia jenningsii shrub, tree   N cow tongue, snake plant lengua de vaca   mother-in-law tongue
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  
CRUCIFERAE Brassica nigra herb Spc I black mustard      
BROMELIACEAE Bromelia spp. herb   U        
MORACEAE Brosimum alicastrum tree Food, Forg, Med, Cnst N breadnut, female ramon capomo, copomo, macica, ramón, ramón blanco, ramón masicaran, ox, ujushte  
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
CLUSIACEAE Calophyllum brasiliense tree Cnst, Med, Ltx I santa maria pito sico    
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  
CECROPIACEAE Cecropia peltata tree Med, Prd, Fumt, Food N trumpet tree guarumo a'kl, ixcoch, cho-otz  
ASTERACEAE Chromolaena odorata shrub, tree Med N jack-in-the-bush   hatz, yaxhatz  
RUTACEAE Citrus aurantifolia tree Food, Med, Bev, Spc, Dye, Oil, Pois I sweet lime, lemon, lime      
RUTACEAE Citrus paradise tree Food, Med I grapefruit toronja    
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  
ARECACEAE Cocos nucifera palm Food, Oil, Prd, Med, Bev, Fibr U coconut coco, cocotera    
COMBRETACEAE Conocarpus erecta tree Prd, Cnst, Tan, Med N buttonwood botoncillo kanche button-bush
CUCURBITACEAE Cucurbita pepo cultivated vine Food N squash, pumpkin ayote    
ANNONACEAE Cymbopetalum mayanum tree Spc, Prd N   candelero, guanabano, marta boni muc  
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Cymbopogon citratus grass Med, Bev ^ lemon grass zacate de limon   fever grass
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Cymbopogon nardus shrub Med U citronella      
DIOSCOREACEAE Dioscorea bartlettii vine Food, Med, Dye, Pois N red china root, red cocolmecca, white cocolmecca, cocolmeca blanca, cocolmeca roja, ogaje ya-ya-chi  
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Diphysa carthaginensis shrub, tree Med, Prd, Cnst N rue, wild ruda, wild rue   susuck, tsutsuc warrie wood
BRASSICACEAE Eruca vesicaria herb Food, Med I arugula      
EUPHORBIACEAE Euphorbia pulcherrima shrub Med N wild poinsetta      
MORACEAE Ficus sp. tree   U (soft leaved)      
RUBIACEAE Hamelia patens shrub, small tree Food, Med, Orn, Prd, Bev, Tan N red pollyhead, polly red head, red head, scarlet sanalo-todo, arbusto de color escarlata, indios ixcanan, axcanan, canaan, chactoc, x-kanan, klaush  
HELICONIACEAE Heliconia latispatha herb Med N platanillo      
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 verticillata subshrub, shrub Med, Prd N john charles, john charles weed San Martin, hoja de martin, oja martin, yerba mate shkot-k'wai  
NEW PLANT 36 Moringa oleifera tree food, med     moringa    
MUSACEAE Musa hybr. tree, her-baceous Food I cultivated banana      
MUSACEAE Musa paradisiaca tree, her-baceous Food, Med I plantain, banana banana de marano, guineo, platano box haas, haas  
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Myroxylon balsamum tree Med, Prd, Fuel, Spc, Pois, Oil, Bev, Ritl N balsam, balsam seed balsamo na-ba billy weed
NEW PLANT 45 NEW PLANT 45 shrub     Lady of the night hoja de la sucia ixtabai plant  
NEW PLANT 54 NEW PLANT 54 vine med     yedra    
LAMIACEAE Ocimum campechianum herb Food, Med, Ritl, Bev, Spc I basil, wild basil albahaca, albahaca silvestre, aguacatillo b'enk, cal-cal-tun, ish-bnk, ratz-um-can n, t'eb  
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  
BURSERACEAE Protium copal tree Resn, Ritl, Med, Pois, Orn, Prd N copal   copal che, pom, pomte  
MYRTACEAE Psidium guajava shrub, tree Food, Med, Prd, Fuel, Tan, Bev N guava guajava, guayaba coloc, heliche, pata, pat, pa-taíh, piche, pichi,  
RUBIACEAE Psychotria pubescens shrub Med, Forg U life everlasting, everlasting leaf hierba, anal hembra, siempre viva anal-xiv, ix-anal hog bush, wild skanan
ROSACEAE Rosa spp. shrub Orn I rose rosa    
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  
AGAVACEAE Sansevieria trifasciata shrub Med, Orn I snake plant, golden Hahnii     mother-in-law tongue
POLYGALACEAE Securidaca sylvestris liana Orn, Pois, Med U man vine behuco de hombre, behuco verde, ginuello c'halam-pim  
FABACEAE: Caesalpinioideae Senna uniflora herb Med I pissabed flower baraja xtul?-bay· piss-a-bed
SOLANACEAE Solanum torvum shrub Food, Med N nightshade susumba, hoja del plato pach'l, p'al  
ANACARDIACEAE Spondias cytherea tree Food, Med I golden plum      
ANACARDIACEAE Spondias purpurea shrub or tree Food, Orn, Bev, Cnst, Med, Prd N summer plum, plum, may plum jocote ab-Èl, ab-?l  
ANACARDIACEAE Spondias radlkoferi tree Med, Cnst, Food N hogplum, wild plum ciruela amarilla, jobo, jocote jobo rum-p'ok, kinim, kanabal, puk, hu-hu  
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  
MELIACEAE Swietenia macrophylla tree Cnst, Med, Prd N broken ridge mahogany, mahogany caoba chacaltÈ, punab, sutz'uch  
BIGNONIACEAE Tabebuia guayacan tree Cnst, Forg, Prd N yellow mayflower amapa, san juan, cortéz hahauche  
BIGNONIACEAE Tabebuia rosea tree Cnst, Med N mayflower, may bush maculiz hokab, shna'-corts  
THEOPHRASTACEAE Tagetes erecta shrub Med, Orn N flower of death flor de muerto ixtupú marigold
DILLENIACEAE Tetracera volubilis orn     sarah coat lava platos, lebica, lengua de danto sa-hab  
COMMELINACEAE Tradescantia zebrina herb Orn N club moss, moses in the cradle      
UNKNOWNS 11 UNKNOWNS 11 herb Orn   zenia      
UNKNOWNS 15 UNKNOWNS 15 tree Food, Bev   Honduras plum (august plum)      
POACEAE/GRAMINAE Zea mays grass Food, Forg, Bev, Med N corn, green corn (when young/fresh), dry corn maiz, maiz verde/fresco (when young/fresh), maiz s    
RHAMNACEAE Ziziphus mauritiana tree Food, Med I governor plum, belize plum, hog plum, catherine's      

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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