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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 name Locality/language Scientific name Family Category Voucher specimen Citation frequency
Masangha, marsareh Mendakwe Acanthaceae Acanthaceae Vegetable FFE027 0.8
Frechooh Widikum Aframomum sp. Zingiberaceae Fruit FFE011 4.5
Alelock, Echap Be’feu-Bafut Afrostyrax lepidophyllus Mildbr. Huaceae Spice FFE016 3.3
Contry green, Etang Pidgin, Mbengwi Amaranthus hybridus L. Amaranthaceae Vegetable FFE0026 2.1
Contri green, Etang Pidgin, Mbengwi Amaranthus sp. Amaranthaceae Vegetable FFE018 6.6
Ekarebang, ekereket, ngwetuat Bambili Annona muricata L. Annonaceae Fruit FFE012 3.2
Black, Gejabe Mankon-Alakuma Canarium schweinfurthii Engl. Burseraceae Fruit FFE019 1.2
Cola, tamtsi Wum Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott and Endl Sterculiaceae Fruit FFE037 1.3
Cola, tamtsi Bafut Cola anomala K. Schum. Sterculiaceae Fruit FFE050 2.3
Monkey Cola, awulawela Muganka Cola lepidota K. Schum Sterculiaceae Fruit FFE034 2.1
Lemgambelle Bali Nyonga Corchorus olitorius L. Malvaceae Vegetable FFE014 0.5
Monkey sugarcane Bafut Costus afer Ker Gawl. Costaceae Roots/tubers FFE025 0.4
Ecute/bush yams Bafut Dioscorea spp. Dioscoreaceae Roots/tubers FFE021 0.3
Bitter cola/okogon Bali Nyonga Garcinia kola Heckel Clusiaceae Fruit FFE039 2.2
Eru Santa Gnetum spp. Gnetaceae Vegetable FFE042 1.6
Mfume, njap, njap, bush mango Pidgin-Furawa Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill. Irvingiaceae Fruit/spice FFE033 5.2
Bayeng, bedeneng Akwaya Lentinus squarrosulus Mont. Polyporaceae Mushroom FFE013 1.0
Mango Mankon Mangifera indica L. Anacardiaceae Fruits FFE017 0.1
Mangwah, manpang Bafut Mentha sp. Lamiaceae Vegetable FFE015 1.4
Adondon, Suuh Bafut Monodora myristica Dunal Annonaceae Spice FFE022 2.5
Tecjaw Widikum Moondia whitei (Hook.f.) Skeels Apocynaceae Roots/fruit/spice FFE043 0.7
Funom Batibo Occimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae Spice/vegetable FFE046 2.7
Fesong, efop Pining Occimum gratissimum L. Lamiaceae Spice/vegetable FFE031 2.5
Begele, Bejabe Santa Passiflora edulis Sims Passifloraceae Fruit FFE059 0.4
Azong grass Widikum Penisetum purpureum Schumach Poaceae Vegetable FFE056 0.2
Wild tomato Bafut Physalis angulata L. Solanaceae Fruits FFE044 0.3
Sop, Bush pepper, tone Bafanji Piper guineensis Schumach. & Thonn. Piperaceae Spice FFE029 1.6
White pepper Bafut Piper nigrum L. Piperaceae Spice FFE045 2.5
Feboh Mendakwe Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quel. Pleurotaceae Mushroom FFE030 2.7
Ankup Mankon Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl. Arecaceae Beverage, fruits FFE047 4.2
Djansang, lesah Ndop Ricinodendron heudelotii (H.E.Baillon) J.B.Pierre ex E.M.Heckel. Euphorbiaceae Spice FFE032 5.1
Bush onion Bambili Scorodophleus zenkeri Harms Mimosaceae Spice FFE053 1.1
Black jack, Njama njama Nkwen Solanum nigrum L. Solanaceae Vegetable FFE051 3.3
   Solanum melongena L. Solanaceae Spice FFE023 0.9
Sun flower Pidgin Helianthus annum L. Asteraceae Vegetable FFE040 0.1
   Syzygium guineensis (Wild.) DC. Myrtaceae Fruits FFE035 0.5
Nmborie Wum Talinum trianguare (Jacq.) Wild. Portulacaceae Vegetable FFE020 0.6
Agreuh Ndop Termitomyces clypeatus R. Heim Tricholomataceae Mushroom FFE057 6.4
Boh Widikum Termitomyces letestui (Pat.) Heim. Tricholomataceae Mushroom FFE024 4.1
Efin Bambui Termitomyces sp. Tricholomataceae Mushroom FFE038 4.0
Beteh Mankon Termitomyces ourantiacus (R. Heim) R. Heim. Lyophyllaceae Mushroom FFE036 2.2
Eshuk, Ngon Nkwen Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. and Thonn) Mimosaceae Spice FFE054 1.4
Erita Bambili Vernonia amygdalina Delile Asperaceae Vegetable FFE049 2.2
Atamah Santa Vernonia calvoana (Hook.f.) Hook.f. Asteraceae Vegetable FFE038 0.9
Jensen Banso Vernonia guineensis Benth. Asteraceae Roots/tubers FFE058 0.5
Ferebah, enkirgelinic Bambui Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. Annonaceae Spice FFE052 3.8
Etangebenut Santa Xylopia sp. Annonaceae Spice FFE048 0.3