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Table 1 Medicinal and edible plant species used in the pile-sort task among Paraguayan community, Misiones, Argentina

From: Cognition, culture and utility: plant classification by Paraguayan immigrant farmers in Misiones, Argentina

Common name Scientific name Botanical family name Use
achicoria Hypochaeris chillensis (Kunth) Hieron. Asteraceae food, medicinal
ajenjo Artemisia absinthium L. Asteraceae medicinal
aloe Aloe maculata All. Asphodelaceae medicinal
ambay Cecropia pachystachya Trécul Urticaceae medicinal
araticú Rollinia salicifolia Schltdl. Annonaceae food
cangorosa Maytenus ilicifolia Mart. ex Reissek Celastraceae medicinal
carqueja Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC. Asteraceae medicinal
cedrón Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. Poaceae medicinal
coco Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. Arecaceae food, medicinal
cocú Allophylus edulis (A. St.-Hil., A. Juss. & Cambess.) Hieron. ex Niederl. Sapindaceae food, medicinal
guayaba Psidium spp. Myrtaceae food, medicinal
guavirá Campomanesia xanthocarpa Mart. ex O. Berg Myrtaceae food, medicinal
guembé Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott Araceae magical, medicinal, ornamental
ingá Inga marginata Willd. Fabaceae food
isipó milhombres Aristolochia triangularis Cham Aristolochiaceae medicinal
jacaratiá Jacaratia spinosa (Aubl.) A. DC Caricaceae food
ka’a re Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants Chenopodiaceae medicinal
malva blanca Sida cordifolia L. Malvaceae medicinal
manzanilla Matricaria chamomilla L. Asteraceae medicinal
marcela Achyrocline tomentosa Rusby Asteraceae medicinal
menta Mentha spicata L. Lamiaceae medicinal
naranja Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck Rutaceae food, medicinal
pacurí Rheedia brasiliensis (Mart.) Planch. & Triana Clusiaceae food
pindó Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman Arecaceae food, medicinal
pitanga Eugenia uniflora L. Myrtaceae food, medicinal
romero Rosmarinus officinalis L. Lamiaceae food, medicinal
ruda Ruta chalepensis L. Rutaceae magical, medicinal
salvia Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. Verbenaceae medicinal
verbena Verbena montevidensis Spreng. Verbenaceae medicinal
yva hai Eugenia pyriformis Cambess. Myrtaceae food, medicinal