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Plant List only for person: Zúniga, Orlando: 55 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    
RUBIACEAE Alseis yucatanensis tree Cnst N wild mammee, wild mamey tabaquillo, mammee silvestre cacao-che, ison, zon, haas'che, ts'om  
ANNONACEAE Annona reticulata tree Med, Prd, Cnst, Fibr, Food, Dye, Pois, Tan N custard apple, annona, wild custard apple anona blanca, annona colorado, annona del monte oop, tsulipox  
ARECACEAE ARECACEAE 3 shrub Food, Bev, Orn U cocó, macal      
ARECACEAE Attalea cohune palm Med, Food, Oil, Fuel, Bev, Cnst, Prd N cohune corozo tutz, manaca cocando boy, chunciey
FABACEAE: Mimosoideae Balizia leucocalyx tree Med, Cnst, Prd, Tan N wild tamarind hesmo, jesmo    
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    
SOLANACEAE Capsicum chinense herb Spc I habanero pepper, wild chili chile, habanero, chile del monte    
CARICACEAE Carica papaya tree Med, Food, Prd, Bev, Pois I papaya, wild papaya, manbird papaya   put papaw
CARICACEAE Carica pubescens tree Food I mountain papaya      
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  
UNKNOWNS 45 Cissampelos tropaeolifolia (MENISPERMACEAE)? (hoja vine med   pregant woman's herb hoja de preniada, yerba de la preniada    
ARECACEAE Cocos nucifera palm Food, Oil, Prd, Med, Bev, Fibr U coconut coco, cocotera    
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    
FABACEAE: Caesalpinioideae Desmodium adscendens tree Med I strongback pega ropa, mosote   sticky sticky bur bur
CONVOLVULACEAE Ipomoea batatas vine Food N sweet potato, cultivated yam batatas, camote    
ASTERACEAE Koanophyllon albicaule shrub, tree Med, Prd N black cordoncillo, black piper cordoncillo negro soscha, xolexnuc old woman's walking stick
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Lonchocarpus castilloi tree Cnst, Med N black cabbage bark, cabbage bark   manchich  
FABACEAE: Mimosoideae Lysiloma auritum tree Med N bastard mahogany tamborcillo, palo de sangre tsu  
EUPHORBIACEAE Manihot esculenta subshrub Food, Orn, Med, Pois, Prd, Spc, Ltx I cassava, white cassava   tsin  
CUCURBITACEAE Melothria pendula vine Med, Forg N watermelon rat melon de raton    
CUCURBITACEAE Momordica charantia vine Food, Med, Forg, Orn, Pois I balsam pear sorosí   sorosee
NEW PLANT 37 NEW PLANT 37       blackberry, blueberry?      
NEW PLANT 38 NEW PLANT 38 shrub       lantana, cinco negritos    
NEW PLANT 39 NEW PLANT 39 vine       lebiza    
NEW PLANT 41 NEW PLANT 41 shrub       maravilla del monte    
NEW PLANT 42 NEW PLANT 42 tree       palo de marimba iximche'  
PASSIFLORACEAE Passiflora mayarum vine Food, Bev N wild passion fruit granadillo    
MYRTACEAE Pimenta dioica tree Med, Food, Bev, Spc, Oil N allspice pimienta, pimienta gorda, pimenta, pimenta gorda naba-cuc  
PIPERACEAE Piper jacquemontianum shrub, tree   U spanish elder cordoncillo    
PIPERACEAE Piper marginatum herb   N spanish elder cordoncillo    
FABACEAE: Papilionoideae Piscidia piscipula tree, shrub Med, Prd, Cnst, Fuel, Pois N dogwood, white wormwood, may bush habim, jabin, palo de gusano tiaxib  
NYCTAGINACEAE Pisonia proctorii liana, endemic Med E tiger nail uña de gato    
PORTULACACEAE Portulaca oleracea herb, fleshy Food, Med, Forg U purslane berdolaga, verdo laga    
SAPOTACEAE Pouteria campechiana tree Food, Prd, Med, Forg, Ltx N mammee cirila sapotillo rojo canistel, canizté, zac-xa-nal  
UNKNOWNS 25 Psilocybe spp.? fungus Food, Med   mushroom-various      
FAGACEAE Quercus oleoides tree Cnst, Prd, Med, Resn N cedar, red cedar, spanish cedar cedro, cedro rojo, cidra    
ARECACEAE Sabal mauritiiformis (morrisiana) palm Cnst, Food N bay leaf, sabal, bay leaf palm, bayleaf palm botan, guano, guanu sha-an  
POLYGALACEAE Securidaca sylvestris liana Orn, Pois, Med U man vine behuco de hombre, behuco verde, ginuello c'halam-pim  
SOLANACEAE Solanum torvum shrub Food, Med N nightshade susumba, hoja del plato pach'l, p'al  
APOCYNACEAE Stemmadenia donnell-smithii shrub, tree Med, Prd, Pois N horse tone, horse's balls cojotón, cojón de caballo, Huevo de caballo, chakl    
MELIACEAE Swietenia macrophylla tree Cnst, Med, Prd N broken ridge mahogany, mahogany caoba chacaltÈ, punab, sutz'uch  
COMMELINACEAE Tradescantia spathaceae herb Med, Orn, Pois, Prd, Dye N Moses in the boat maguey sylvestre chatsum  
UNKNOWNS 14 UNKNOWNS 14 tree Fuel   skunk tree, wild rue ruda de monte priquiyala  
UNKNOWNS 17 UNKNOWNS 17 tree Cnst   purple heart      
UNKNOWNS 32 UNKNOWNS 32 shrub Orn, Med   coral grass      
UNKNOWNS 46 UNKNOWNS 46 tree     lice tree      
URTICACEAE Urera baccifera shrub Med, Prd N cow-itch ortiga laal  
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
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    

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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