Acacia spp. – Acacia Tree

Acacia spp. – Acacia Tree
FAMILY: Leguminosae GENUS: Acacia SPECIES: Angustifolia, Baileyana, Catechu, Coringera, Maidenii, etc. COMMON NAMES: Pulque Tree, Timbre, Catechu Tree, Horned Acacia, Acacia, Maiden’s Wattle, Wattle, Druce Purchase Acacia Gum Resin The genus Acacia encompasses...

Aconitum ferox – Blue Aconite

Aconitum ferox – Blue Aconite
FAMILY: Ranunculaceae GENUS: Aconitum SPECIES: Ferox COMMON NAMES: Aconite, Aticish (Nepali, ‘very poisonous’), Bachnag (Persian), Bish (Arabic), Black Aconite, Blue Aconite, Himalayan Monkshood, Mithavis (Hindi), Monk’s Hood, Sman-chen (Tibetan,...

Aconitum napellus – Monkshood

Aconitum napellus – Monkshood
FAMILY: Ranunculaceae GENUS: Aconitum SPECIES: Napellus COMMON NAMES: Aconite, Napel, Blue Aconite, Blue Rocket, Monkshood, Casque-de-Jupiter (Cap of Jupiter), Goatsbane, Helm, Hex, Odins Hut, Monkshood Plant, Ra-dug-gam’dzim-pa (Tibetan), Thora Quasi Phtora...

Acorus calamus – Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus – Sweet Flag
FAMILY: Arum GENUS: Acorus SPECIES: Calamus COMMON NAMES: Calamus, Sweet Flag, Ajil-i-turki (Persian), Akoron (Greek), Bajegida (Kannada), Bhadra (Sanskrit), Bojho (Nepali), Ch’ang (Chinese), Erba di Venere (Italian, ‘plant of Venus’), Flagroot,...

Agave americana – Agave

Agave americana – Agave
FAMILY: Agavaceae GENUS: Agave SPECIES: Americana, Mescal, Salmiana, etc. COMMON NAMES: Agaves, Mezcal Plants, Century Plant, Chupalla, Maguey, Pita Most species of agave, particularly those used for food and beverages, are hardy plants with thick roots and fleshy...

Alchornea floribunda – Alan Root

Alchornea floribunda – Alan Root
FAMILY: Euphorbiaceae GENUS: Alchornea SPECIES: Floribunda, Cordifolia COMMON NAMES: Christmas Bush, Tekei, Agyama, Mbom, Diangba, Alan, Elando, Mulolongu, Kai, Sumara Fida, Iporuru Alchornea floribunda is a small evergreen that can grow up to 32 feet tall.  The...
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