Cymbopogon densiflorus – Lemongrass

Cymbopogon densiflorus – Lemongrass
FAMILY: Gramineae (Grass Family) GENUS: Cympobogon SPECIES: Densiflorus COMMON NAMES: Abafado, Andropogon Citratus, Bai Mak Nao, Bhustrina, Citronella Grass, Citral, Esakune, Fever Grass, Guatemala Lemongrass, Lemon Grass, Pinene, Piperitone, Poaceae, Serai, Takrai,...

Coryphantha compacta – Pincushion Cactus

Coryphantha compacta – Pincushion Cactus
FAMILY: Cactaceae GENUS: Coryphantha SPECIES: Compacta COMMON NAMES: Bakanawa, Pincushion Cactus, Biznaga de Pina, Huevos de Coyote (Spanish, ‘the eggs of the coyote’), Wichuri, Santa Poli Coryphantha compacta is a spherical cactus with a diameter of up to...

Conocybe siligineoides – Cone Caps

Conocybe siligineoides – Cone Caps
FAMILY: Agaricaceae GENUS: Conocybe SPECIES: Siligineoides COMMON NAMES: Cone Caps, Ya’nte, Ta’a’ya, Tamu (‘Mushrooms of Awareness’) Members of the genus Conocybe are thin, small mushrooms that are pale orange-red in color and have conic...

Coleus blumei – Painted Nettle

Coleus blumei – Painted Nettle
FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) GENUS: Coleus SPECIES: Blumei COMMON NAMES: Buntblatt, Buntnessel, Coleus Scutellaires, El Ahijado, El Nene, Flame Nettle, Manto de la Virgen, Painted Nettle, Patharcheer. This annual plant is well known amongst horticulturists and...

Claviceps purpurea – Ergot

Claviceps purpurea – Ergot
FAMILY: Clavicipitaceae GENUS: Claviceps SPECIES: Purpurea COMMON NAMES: Achterkorn, Ergot, Centeio Espigado (Portuguese), Cockspur Rye, Cornadillo (Spanish), Seigle Ivre (French, ‘drunken grain’), Claviceps purpurea is a fungus that infects grains of rye...