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Plant List only for person: Waight, Marlyn: 89 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
                 
FABACEAE: Mimosoideae Acacia cornigera shrub, tree Med, Food N bullhorn acacia, ant thorn pico de gurrion, cuerno de vaca liscanal, zubin, huascanal black cockspur
EUPHORBIACEAE Acalypha arvensis herb Med N cancer herb, cat tail hierba de cancer, cordiemiento    
POLYPODIOPHYTA: ADIANTACEAE Adiantum tenerum fern Med N maidenhair fern, black stick helecho, espuma, palo negro ok-pick-ek-chi-chan, roc-che-cwan  
BROMELIACEAE Ananas comosus shrub, tree Food I pineapple piÒa    
ANNONACEAE Annona cherimola tree Food I cherimoya, custard apple, chirimoya, chirimolla, a      
ANNONACEAE Annona squamosa tree Food N sweet sop saramoyo    
ACANTHACEAE Aphelandra scabra shrub Med, Orn N indian head, red anal, red head indian anal grande, cabeza de indio, pito anal, anal-chae, chacanal  
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Aristolochia maxima liana Food, Med N contribo, contribu, duck flower guaco    
UNKNOWNS 43 Artocarpus heterophyllus? tree     jack fruit      
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  
ARECACEAE Attalea cohune palm Med, Food, Oil, Fuel, Bev, Cnst, Prd N cohune corozo tutz, manaca cocando boy, chunciey
FABACEAE: Caesalpinioideae Bauhinia herrerae vine Med, Ritl, Cnst, Fibr N cowfoot   ki-bix, malo kibish  
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
CECROPIACEAE Cecropia peltata tree Med, Prd, Fumt, Food N trumpet tree guarumo a'kl, ixcoch, cho-otz  
BOMBACACEAE Ceiba pentandra tree Ritl, Prd, Food, Med, Fibr N cotton tree ceiba kapok, yaxchÈ, inup  
ASTERACEAE Chromolaena odorata shrub, tree Med N jack-in-the-bush   hatz, yaxhatz  
UNKNOWNS 45 Cissampelos tropaeolifolia (MENISPERMACEAE)? (hoja vine med   pregant woman's herb hoja de preniada, yerba de la preniada    
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    
BORAGINACEAE Cordia (gerescanthus?) tree Prd N   laurel negro, barillo bohom, bojunche  
BORAGINACEAE Cordia bicolor tree   N   sombra de ternero    
BORAGINACEAE Cordia dodecandra tree Food, Prd, Cnst, Med N   ciricote, siricote, zericote chack opte  
SAPINDACEAE Cupania belizensis shrub, tree Fuel, Med, Food, Prd, Cnst N grande betty, red copal copal colorado, palo de carbon chac pom  
FABACEAE: Caesalpinioideae Desmodium adscendens tree Med I strongback pega ropa, mosote   sticky sticky bur bur
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Diphysa carthaginensis shrub, tree Med, Prd, Cnst N rue, wild ruda, wild rue   susuck, tsutsuc warrie wood
APIACEAE Eryngium foetidum herb Food, Med, Spc N cilantro, kolentro culantro, cimaron    
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Erythrina folkersii tree Med, Prd, Food, Prn, Pois N coral tree, tiger tree pito   john crow bead
STERCULIACEAE Guazuma ulmifolia shrub, tree Med, Prd, Food, Fog, Fuel, Bev, Fibr, Spc, Cnst, P N bay cedar, bastard cedar, box cedar caulote, tapaculo, gu·cimo pixoy  
HELICONIACEAE Heliconia sp. herb   *        
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  
POLYPODIOPHYTA: SCHIZAEACEAE Lygodium volubile fern, climbing Med, Prd, Ritl N fever fern, wire whisk, wire whiss alambre, behuco de alambre, corremiento alambre-xi, xich-el-ba, xix-el-ba  
ANNONACEAE Malmea depressa shrub or tree Food, Med, Cnst, Prd N wild coffee, che-che, chief of herbs, lancewood, m sufrekaya, sufricaya, elemuil, eremuel, eremuilitz-imul, x-ele-muy  
ANACARDIACEAE Mangifera indica tree Food, Med, Bev, Pois, Prd I mango      
MARANTACEAE Maranta arundinaceae herb Food, Med I arrowroot   yukia  
EUPHORBIACEAE Margaritaria nobilis shrub or tree   N mora, bastard madre cacao mata palo, ramón macho ininche clawberry
UNKNOWNS 44 Morinda citrifolia? tree     noni      
NEW PLANT 36 Moringa oleifera tree food, med     moringa    
NEW PLANT 12 NEW PLANT 12 tree       Boemia    
NEW PLANT 24 NEW PLANT 24 tree       siquia, ciquiya    
NEW PLANT 39 NEW PLANT 39 vine       lebiza    
NEW PLANT 42 NEW PLANT 42 tree       palo de marimba iximche'  
NEW PLANT 55 NEW PLANT 55 tree     red ramon      
NEW PLANT 56 NEW PLANT 56 tree cnst   pepper for chichalaca   ik-bach, ic-bash  
NEW PLANT 57 NEW PLANT 57 shrub       hoja de piojio (sp?)    
NEW PLANT 59 NEW PLANT 59 tree     red cotton tree      
NEW PLANT 60 NEW PLANT 60 shrub       hoja de viento    
NEW PLANT 61 NEW PLANT 61 tree         tsipche'  
NEW PLANT 64 NEW PLANT 64 vine     trap vine      
NEW PLANT 65 NEW PLANT 65 tree     red cottonwood mohawa colorada    
NEW PLANT 68 NEW PLANT 68 fern     fern salsa parilla    
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  
BIGNONIACEAE Parmetiera aculeata tree Food, Orn, Spc, Forg, Med N cow okra, wild okra cuajilote kat, k'at cat
PASSIFLORACEAE Passiflora mayarum vine Food, Bev N wild passion fruit granadillo    
PASSIFLORACEAE Passiflora xiikzodz vine Med N bat wing, bat vine hoja de murcielago    
LAURACEAE Persea americana tree Med, Food, Prd, Pois, Dye, Bev, Oil N avocado aguacate, aguacote on butter-pear, pear
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 reticulata tree Food N   zapote negro, zapotillo negro    
VERBENACEAE Priva lappulacea herb Med N cancer herb pega-pega, hierba del cancer, masote, mosote, pega tor‚-pim  
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
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Pterocarpus rohriii tree   N bloodtree, mountain kaway, dog's blood palo de sangre, sangre de chuco    
FAGACEAE Quercus oleoides tree Cnst, Prd, Med, Resn N cedar, red cedar, spanish cedar cedro, cedro rojo, cidra    
ROSACEAE Rosa spp. shrub Orn I rose rosa    
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
SAPINDACEAE Sapindus saponaria tree Cnst, Med, Prd, Pois, Oil, Ritl N soap seed, soap berry, soap tree, mountain cherry jaboncillo guiril, jabon che, zubul  
AMARYLLIDACEAE Scadoxus multiflorus herb Orn I fireball lily      
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 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  
VERBENACEAE Stachytarpheta cayennensis herb Med, Bev N blue vervain, vervain, wild verbena verbena cot-a-cam, camacolal, xtyay-ach-bak-shel  
BIGNONIACEAE Tabebuia rosea tree Cnst, Med N mayflower, may bush maculiz hokab, shna'-corts  
APOCYNACEAE Tabernaemontana alba shrub, tree Med, Prd, Gum N   cojeton, cojon de perro, cojoton, huevo de chucho chakilikin, ton-cha, ton-chi, ton-samin, ton-sami dog balls
THEOPHRASTACEAE Tagetes erecta shrub Med, Orn N flower of death flor de muerto ixtupú marigold
APOCYNACEAE Thevetia peruviana shrub or tree, flowers bright yellow Ritl, Med, Orn, Pois N good luck tree palo de suerte    
ULMACEAE Trema micrantha shrub Cnst, Food, Forg, Fibr, Fuel N bastard bay cedar, white capulin, wild bay cedar mahua blanca capuleen, capulin, chapulin  
TILIACEAE Trichospermum grewiifolium tree Cnst, Fibr, Prd N balsa wood, narrowleaf moho, moho lagroso, macapal capulin, chai, cha-hib, mahaua, makapal  
UNKNOWNS 14 UNKNOWNS 14 tree Fuel   skunk tree, wild rue ruda de monte priquiyala  
UNKNOWNS 19 UNKNOWNS 19 tree Cnst, firewood     naranjillo    
UNKNOWNS 29 UNKNOWNS 29 tree Cnst   nail tree palo de clavo    
UNKNOWNS 31 UNKNOWNS 31 vine Cnst   square vine bejuco quadrado    
UNKNOWNS 32 UNKNOWNS 32 shrub Orn, Med   coral grass      
UNKNOWNS 39 UNKNOWNS 39 shrub Food     guamuch    
UNKNOWNS 7 UNKNOWNS 7 tree Cnst   tapir ribs palo de danto, costilla de danto    
URTICACEAE Urera baccifera shrub Med, Prd N cow-itch ortiga laal  
LAURACEAE Various genera and species       laurel aguacatillo, laurel, laurel hembra sununteí  
VITACEAE Vitis tiliifolia liana Food, Med, Prd, Bev N water vine, wild grape, wild grape vine bejuco de uva, bejuco de agua ha-ix-ak, su-sË water tie-tie, water-wise
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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