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Table 3 Plants used for insect control in Bagamoyo District

From: Anti-mosquito plants as an alternative or incremental method for malaria vector control among rural communities of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania

S. No Swahili name Species/Genus name (Voucher specimen number) Family No. of responses (%)*
1 Mwarobaini, mwarobaini kamili Azadirachta indica (ITM 3080) Meliaceae 38 (22.5)
2 Mtopetope, mtopetope mwitu, mtomoko, mtomoko mwitu, mchekwa, mtopetope pori Annona squamosa (ASS-T-II), An. senegalesis (OT 00353) Annonaceae 29 (17.2)
3 Mchungwa, limau Citrus limonium (ITM 433) Rutaceae 14 (8.3)
4 Mvumbashi, uvumbati Ocimum suave (ITM 445.0303) Laminaceae 13 (7.7)
5 Mkorosho Anacardium occidentale (TMRU 2876) Anacardiaceae 12 (7.1)
6 Mwembe Mangifera indica (TMRU 963) Myrtaceae 10 (5.4)
7 Mpera Psidium guajava (TMRU 2880) Myrtaceae 7 (4.1)
8 Maganda ya nazi Cocos nucifera (TMRU 1510) Arecaceae 7 (4.1)
10 Mstafeli, An. muricata (OT 00351) Annonaceae 6 (3.6)
11   Others - 34 (22.1)
  1. *Multiple responses were allowed.