Pausinystalia yohimba – Yohimbe

Pausinystalia yohimba – Yohimbe
FAMILY: Rubiaceae GENUS: Pausinystalia SPECIES: Yohimba COMMON NAMES: Yohimbe, Liebesbaum, Pau de Cabinda (Portuguese), Yohambine (Arabic), Yohimbehe (French), Pausinystalia yohimbe The Pausinystalia yohimbe plant is an evergreen which can grow to a height of almost...

Peganum harmala – Syrian Rue

Peganum harmala – Syrian Rue
FAMILY: Zygophyllaceae GENUS: Peganum SPECIES: Harmala COMMON NAMES: Aspand (Kurdish), Besasa (Egypt, ‘plant of Bes’), Churma, Epnubu (Egypt), Gandaku, Haoma (Persian), Harmal, Kisankur, Moly, Mountain Rue, Pegano, Sipand (Persian), Syrian Rue, Techepak...

Pelecyphora aselliformis – Peyotillo

Pelecyphora aselliformis – Peyotillo
FAMILY: Cactaceae GENUS: Pelecyphora SPECIES: Aselliformis COMMON NAMES: False Peyote, Peyotillo, Asselkaktus, Hatchet Cactus, Peyote Meco (‘shaking peyote’) Pelecyphora aselliformis can grow to up to 10 cm in height. It is gray-green and round with...

Pernettya furens, Parvifolia – Hierba Loca

Pernettya furens, Parvifolia – Hierba Loca
FAMILY: Ericaceae GENUS: Pernettya SPECIES: Furens, Parvifolia, spp. COMMON NAMES: Peat Myrtle, Hierba Loca (“maddening plant”), Huedhued, Taglli, Macha-macha Hierba loca and taglli (Pernettya furens and Pernettya parvifolia) are two of about twenty...

Petunia violaceae – Shanin

Petunia violaceae – Shanin
FAMILY: Solanaceae GENUS: Petunia SPECIES: Violacea COMMON NAMES: Petunia, Shanin Most types of cultivated Petunia are hybrids of Petunia violacea, which has a purple flower, and Petunia axillaris, which has a white flower.  P. violacea is a perrenial herb in the wild...

Phalaris arundinacea – Reed Canary Grass

Phalaris arundinacea – Reed Canary Grass
FAMILY: Gramineae: Poaceae GENUS: Phalaris SPECIES: Arundinacea COMMON NAMES: Bentgrass, Reed Canary Grass, Glanzgras, Reed Grass Phalaris arundinacea is a perennial grass with gray-green stalks that grow about 2 meters tall, long, wide leaves with rough edges, and...
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