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...

Cyperus articulatus – Piri Piri

Cyperus articulatus – Piri Piri
FAMILY: Gramineae GENUS: Cyperus SPECIES: Articulatus COMMON NAMES: Piri Piri, Sedges, Borrachera Purchase Cyperus articulatus Cyperus articulatus is a tall marsh grass that grows near the edges of lakes, ponds, swamps, rivers, streams, wetlands and other damp soil...

Calliandra anomala – Red Powder Puff

Calliandra anomala – Red Powder Puff
FAMILY: Leguminosae GENUS: Calliandra SPECIES: Anomala COMMON NAMES: Cabellito, Cabeza de Angel (Spanish, ‘angel’s head’), Chak Me’ex K’in (Lacandon, ‘the red beard of the sun/of the sun god’), Ch’ich’ ni’...

Teltrapteris methystica – Caapi-pinima

Teltrapteris methystica – Caapi-pinima
FAMILY: Malpghiaceae GENUS: Tetrapterys SPECIES: Methystica COMMON NAMES: Caapi-pinima Tetrapterys methystica is a scandent bush. It has a trunk with black bark, ashy-yellow branches with internodes at 4-10cm long.  The leaves are chartaceous, ovate, long acuminate,...
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