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Table 4 Other applications of the surveyed plant species from Canhane village (2007- 2008).

From: Ethnobotanical survey in Canhane village, district of Massingir, Mozambique: medicinal plants and traditional knowledge

Scientific name Other Applications
Acanthaceae  
Blepharis diversispina (Nees) C.B. Clarke Beliefs and myths
Aloaceae  
Aloe marlothii A. Berger Beliefs and myths; Food (nectar); Veterinary (cattle diseases)
Aloe zebrina Baker Food (leaves); Veterinary (cattle, chicken and lamb's diseases)
Anacardiaceae  
Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Handicraft, Ornamental
Sclerocarya birrea Hochst. Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Handicraft; Ornamental; Wood
Apocynaceae  
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. Food (fruits); Forage
Asparagaceae  
Asparagus africanus Lam. Beliefs and myths
Balanitaceae  
Balanites maughamii Sprague Beliefs and myths; Forage; Ornamental; Wood
Bombacaceae  
Adansonia digitata L. Food (fruits); Paper
Capparaceae  
Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Food (fruits); Firewood; Handicraft; Wood
Maerua edulis (Gilg & Gilg-Ben.) DeWolf Food (Fruits)
Maerua parvifolia Pax Beliefs and myths; Fishery; Food (Fruits)
Celastraceae  
Loeseneriella crenata (Klotzsch) Wilczek ex N. Hallé Beliefs and myths; Carts and animal traction; Textile
Combretaceae  
Combretum imberbe Wawra Charcoal; Firewood; Kitchen handicraft; Wood
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC. Beliefs and myths; Fiber; Firewood; Handicraft; Ornamental; Wood
Cucurbitaceae  
Cucumis zeyheri Sond. Beliefs and myths; Food (leaves); Veterinary (Cattle and lambs wounds)
Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. ex Naudin Veterinary (Goat diseases, Newcastle disease)
Dracaenaceae  
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce Beliefs and myths; Textile
Ebenaceae  
Euclea racemosa Murr. Cosmetics; Food (fruits)
Euphorbiaceae  
Androstachys johnsonii Prain Wood
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits)
Spirostachys africana Sond. Veterinary (cattle eye diseases); Wood
Fabaceae  
Cassia abbreviata Oliv. Beliefs and myths; Ornamental; Wood
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) Léonard Charcoal; Firewood; Handicraft; Wood
Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr Handicraft; Musical instruments
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn Beliefs and myths; Farm fencing; Forage
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels Beliefs and myths
Guibourtia conjugata (Bolle) J.Léonard Beliefs and myths; Firewood; Glue; Handicraft; Ornamental
Malvaceae  
Gossypium herbaceum L. Food (Leaves); Textile
Hibiscus meyeri Harv. Aphrodisiac; Broom
Meliaceae  
Trichilia emetica Vahl subsp. emetica Cosmetics; Food (fruits, seeds)
Moraceae  
Ficus sycomorus L. Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Forage
Olacaceae  
Olax dissitiflora Oliv. Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Forage; Wood
Ximenia americana L. Beliefs and myths; Cosmetics; Farm fencing; Food (fruits, seeds); Veterinary (cattle wounds)
Orchidaceae  
Ansellia africana Lindl. Beliefs and myths
Poaceae  
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. Forage
Rubiaceae  
Gardenia volkensii K. Schum. Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Textile
Rutaceae  
Zanthoxylum humile (E.A. Bruce) P.G. Waterman Beliefs and myths; Snake repellent
Sapotaceae  
Manilkara mochisia (Baker) Dubard Food (fruits)
Strychnaceae  
Strychnos madagascariensis Spreng. ex Baker Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits); Handicrafts; Musical instruments
Sterculiaceae  
Hermannia micropetala Harv. & Sond. Beliefs and myths
Tiliaceae  
Grewia flavescens Juss. var. flavescens Beliefs and myths; Food (fruits)
Grewia hexamita Burret Food (fruits); Handicraft
Grewia monticola Sond. Food (fruits); Ornamental; Veterinary (relieves cow's pain during calf-birth)
Vitaceae  
Cissus cornifolia (Bak.) Planch. Food (fruits); Repellent; Veterinary (cattle wounds)
Cissus quadrangularis L. Beliefs and myths; Repellent; Veterinary (cattle Newcastle disease, wounds)
  1. The table presents a list of 46 spp. which, besides their medicinal use, are used for non-medical purposes (e.g. applications related to beliefs and myths, food, handicraft, animal diseases, ornamental).