Anadenanthera peregrina – Yopo, Cebil, Villca

Anadenanthera peregrina – Yopo, Cebil, Villca
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Legume) GENUS: Anadenanthera SPECIES: Colubrina, Peregrina COMMON NAMES: Cohoba, Hakudufha, Hataj,  Kahhobba, Kahobba, Niopo, Parica, Yopa, Yopo, Yupa, Una de Gato (Spanish, ‘cat claw’), Villca The Anadenanthera colubrina tree grows from...

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,...

Ilex paraguariensis – Yerba Mate

Ilex paraguariensis – Yerba Mate
FAMILY: AquifoliaceaeGENUS: IlexSPECIES: paraguariensisCOMMON NAMES: Yerba mate (Spanish), mate, erva mate (Portuguese), congonha (Tupi), erveira, Paraguay cayi, Paraguay tea, Jesuits’ tea, St. Bartholomew’s tea, South American holly, matéteestrauch, erva-verdadeira,...

Ilex cassine – Cassina Tree

Ilex cassine – Cassina Tree
FAMILY: Aquifoliaceae (Holly Family)GENUS: IlexSPECIES: CassineCOMMON NAMES: Black Drink Plant, Cassena, Dahoon Holly, Holly-ilex, Southern Yaupon Ilex cassine is a heavily branched tree that grows up to 26 feet tall. The leaves are 2-4 inches long, thin, and tapered,...

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis – Lemon Balm
FAMILY: Lamiaceae (Mint) GENUS: Melissa SPECIES: Officinalis COMMON NAMES: Balm, Balm Mint, Bee Balm, Blue Balm, Cytria, Erva Cidrera, Garden Balm, Hashishat al Nahil, Honey Plant, Kovanutu, Lemon Balm, Nd, Ogulotu, Seiyo-Yama-Hakka, Sweet Balm, Toronjil, Tronjon...
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