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Table 2 Taxonomic list of the recorded species

From: Wild edible plants and mushrooms of the Bamenda Highlands in Cameroon: ethnobotanical assessment and potentials for enhancing food security

Local nameLocality/languageScientific nameFamilyCategoryVoucher specimenCitation frequency
Masangha, marsarehMendakweAcanthaceaeAcanthaceaeVegetableFFE0270.8
FrechoohWidikumAframomum sp.ZingiberaceaeFruitFFE0114.5
Alelock, EchapBe’feu-BafutAfrostyrax lepidophyllus Mildbr.HuaceaeSpiceFFE0163.3
Contry green, EtangPidgin, MbengwiAmaranthus hybridus L.AmaranthaceaeVegetableFFE00262.1
Contri green, EtangPidgin, MbengwiAmaranthus sp.AmaranthaceaeVegetableFFE0186.6
Ekarebang, ekereket, ngwetuatBambiliAnnona muricata L.AnnonaceaeFruitFFE0123.2
Black, GejabeMankon-AlakumaCanarium schweinfurthii Engl.BurseraceaeFruitFFE0191.2
Cola, tamtsiWumCola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott and EndlSterculiaceaeFruitFFE0371.3
Cola, tamtsiBafutCola anomala K. Schum.SterculiaceaeFruitFFE0502.3
Monkey Cola, awulawelaMugankaCola lepidota K. SchumSterculiaceaeFruitFFE0342.1
LemgambelleBali NyongaCorchorus olitorius L.MalvaceaeVegetableFFE0140.5
Monkey sugarcaneBafutCostus afer Ker Gawl.CostaceaeRoots/tubersFFE0250.4
Ecute/bush yamsBafutDioscorea spp.DioscoreaceaeRoots/tubersFFE0210.3
Bitter cola/okogonBali NyongaGarcinia kola HeckelClusiaceaeFruitFFE0392.2
EruSantaGnetum spp.GnetaceaeVegetableFFE0421.6
Mfume, njap, njap, bush mangoPidgin-FurawaIrvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill.IrvingiaceaeFruit/spiceFFE0335.2
Bayeng, bedenengAkwayaLentinus squarrosulus Mont.PolyporaceaeMushroomFFE0131.0
MangoMankonMangifera indica L.AnacardiaceaeFruitsFFE0170.1
Mangwah, manpangBafutMentha sp.LamiaceaeVegetableFFE0151.4
Adondon, SuuhBafutMonodora myristica DunalAnnonaceaeSpiceFFE0222.5
TecjawWidikumMoondia whitei (Hook.f.) SkeelsApocynaceaeRoots/fruit/spiceFFE0430.7
FunomBatiboOccimum basilicum L.LamiaceaeSpice/vegetableFFE0462.7
Fesong, efopPiningOccimum gratissimum L.LamiaceaeSpice/vegetableFFE0312.5
Begele, BejabeSantaPassiflora edulis SimsPassifloraceaeFruitFFE0590.4
Azong grassWidikumPenisetum purpureum SchumachPoaceaeVegetableFFE0560.2
Wild tomatoBafutPhysalis angulata L.SolanaceaeFruitsFFE0440.3
Sop, Bush pepper, toneBafanjiPiper guineensis Schumach. & Thonn.PiperaceaeSpiceFFE0291.6
White pepperBafutPiper nigrum L.PiperaceaeSpiceFFE0452.5
FebohMendakwePleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quel.PleurotaceaeMushroomFFE0302.7
AnkupMankonRaphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl.ArecaceaeBeverage, fruitsFFE0474.2
Djansang, lesahNdopRicinodendron heudelotii (H.E.Baillon) J.B.Pierre ex E.M.Heckel.EuphorbiaceaeSpiceFFE0325.1
Bush onionBambiliScorodophleus zenkeri HarmsMimosaceaeSpiceFFE0531.1
Black jack, Njama njamaNkwenSolanum nigrum L.SolanaceaeVegetableFFE0513.3
  Solanum melongena L.SolanaceaeSpiceFFE0230.9
Sun flowerPidginHelianthus annum L.AsteraceaeVegetableFFE0400.1
  Syzygium guineensis (Wild.) DC.MyrtaceaeFruitsFFE0350.5
NmborieWumTalinum trianguare (Jacq.) Wild.PortulacaceaeVegetableFFE0200.6
AgreuhNdopTermitomyces clypeatus R. HeimTricholomataceaeMushroomFFE0576.4
BohWidikumTermitomyces letestui (Pat.) Heim.TricholomataceaeMushroomFFE0244.1
EfinBambuiTermitomyces sp.TricholomataceaeMushroomFFE0384.0
BetehMankonTermitomyces ourantiacus (R. Heim) R. Heim.LyophyllaceaeMushroomFFE0362.2
Eshuk, NgonNkwenTetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. and Thonn)MimosaceaeSpiceFFE0541.4
EritaBambiliVernonia amygdalina DelileAsperaceaeVegetableFFE0492.2
AtamahSantaVernonia calvoana (Hook.f.) Hook.f.AsteraceaeVegetableFFE0380.9
JensenBansoVernonia guineensis Benth.AsteraceaeRoots/tubersFFE0580.5
Ferebah, enkirgelinicBambuiXylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.AnnonaceaeSpiceFFE0523.8
EtangebenutSantaXylopia sp.AnnonaceaeSpiceFFE0480.3