Botanical Garden Plants

(Plant Species are listed in Alphabetical order, click on prefered alphabet to see list)

A


ANNONACEAE:

Cananga odorata (Lam.) Hook.f. & Thomson
Mlangilangi                
Acc. No. 006/2012
Flowers for perfume

Ancylobotrys petersiana (Kl.) Pierre
Mbohoya                    
Acc. No. 020/2012
Edible fruits, Lucky charm and Veterinary medicine

Uvariodendron kirkii Verdc.
Mwangajine                            Acc. No. 045/2012
Magical charm

Mkilua fragrans Verdc.Mlua            Acc. No. 007/2012
Flowers for perfume

Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Futswe                                   
Acc. No. 051/2012
Vegetable

Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Stafeli                         
Acc. No. 025/2012
Edible fruit

Annona cherimoya
Mtomoko                   
Acc. No. 018/2012
Edible fruits

Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Muungo                      
Acc. No. 009/2012
Fruits edible, used for making juice

Xylopia parviflora (A.Rich.) Benth.
Mchiza-tsaka              
Acc. No. 062/2012
Timber species
Planted by Owen Baya (4/5/2011)

Polyathia longifolia Sonn.
Ashok                         
Acc. No. 076/2012
Ornamental plant

 

 ANACARDIACEAE:

Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich)Hochst.
Mng’ongo                  
Acc No. 011/2012
Edible fruits, Toothache poultice and Timber

Sorindeia madagascariensis DC.
Mkunguma                 
Acc. No. 061/2012
Fruits are edible
Planted by Prof. Gabriel Katana (4/5/2012)

Sorindeia madagascariensis DC.
Mkunguma                 
Acc. No. 027/2012
Edible fruits

ANACARDIACEAE:

Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich)Hochst.
Mng’ongo                  
Acc No. 011/2012
Edible fruits, Toothache poultice and Timber

Sorindeia madagascariensis DC.
Mkunguma                 
Acc. No. 061/2012
Fruits are edible
Planted by Prof. Gabriel Katana (4/5/2012)

Sorindeia madagascariensis DC.
Mkunguma                 
Acc. No. 027/2012
Edible fruits

ALOACEAE:

Aloe lateritia Engl.
Golonje                      
Acc. No. 080/2012
Medicinal plant

Aloe kendogensis Reynolds
Golonje                      
Acc. No. 081/2012
Medicinal plant

Aloe rabaiensis Rendle
Golonje                      
Acc. No. 078/2012
Medicinal plant

Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Golonje                      
Acc. No. 079/2012
Medicinal plant

 

 APOCYNACEAE:

Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.
Mwadiga                    
Acc. No. 087/2012
Medicinal plant; known to be highly poisonous

Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Mtandamboo / Mloe  
Acc. No. 083/2012
Edible fruits and medicinal (Loliondo plant)

Edithcolea grandis NE Brown
Edithcolia                   
Acc. No. 093/2012
Ornamental

Huernia archeri L.C.Leach
Huernia                      
Acc. No. 092/2012
Ornamental

Ceropegia sp.
Ceropegia                   
Acc. No. 095/2012
Ornamental

 

 ASTERACEAE (COMPOSITAE) :

Artemisia annua L.
Artemisia                    
Acc. No. 069/2012
Treats malaria

Brachylaena huillensis O.Hoffm.
Muhuhu                      
Acc. No. 058/2012
Timber species and for wood carving

Launaea cornuta (Oliv. & Hiern) C.Jeffrey
Mtsunga                     
Acc. No. 035/2012
Vegetable

ASCLEPIADACEAE:

Mondia whytei (Hook.f.) Skeels
Mukombera                
Acc. No. 091/2012
African viagra

B


BOMBACACEAE 

Adansonia digitata L.
Muuyu                                    
Acc. No. 030/2012
Spicy/snack fruit, Treats convulsions, fruit shell for container

Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Msufi /Kapok             
Acc. No. 071/2012
Fruit for making mattress and pillow

BIXACEAE:
Bixa orellana L.
Mbixa                         
Acc. No. 072/2012
Fruit for cosmetics and food colours
BIGNONIACEAE:
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Mvungunya                
Acc. No. 088/2012
Fruits used to ferment beer.

C


CANELLACEAE:

Warburgia stuhlmannii Engl.
Mkaa                          
Acc. No. 070/2012
Medicine for toothache and rheumatism

Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Warbugia                                
Acc. No. 042/2012
Medicinal

CACTACEAE:
Opuntia vulgaris Mill.
Opuntia                      
Acc. No. 073/2012
Ornamental plant

COMBRETACEAE:

Terminalia catappa L.
Mkungu                      
Acc. No. 028/2012
Edible fruits, shade plant

Combretum schumannii Engl.
Mkongolo                   
Acc. No. 074/2012
Timber species

CLUSIACEAE (GUTTIFERAE)

Calophyllum inophyllum L.
Mtondoo                    
Acc. No. 085/2012
Timber species (Boat making).

 Gardenia  volkensii K.Schum. ssp. Volkensii
Chimwemwe                          
Acc. No. 034/2012
For making cooking sticks (Lifidzo), Lucky charm

CLEOMACEAE:
Cleome gynandra L
Mwangani                              
Acc. No. 037/2012
Vegetable

D


DIOSCOREACEAE:
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Mariga                        
Acc. No. 077/2012
Tubers edible

E


EBENACEAE:

Diospyros corni Chiov.
Mkulu                                     
Acc. No. 047/2012
Construction material and medicine for body aches

Diospyros squarrosa Klotzsch
Mpweke                     
Acc No. 067/2012
Timber species

EUPHORBIACEAE:
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.
Mdudu                                   
Acc. No. 099/2012
Medicinal plant

F


FABACEAE - CAESALPINIOIDEAE 

Bauhinia mombassae Vatke
Bauhinia                     
Acc. No. 015/2012
Ornamental plant

Gigasiphon macrosiphon (Harms) Brenan
Gigasiphon                 
Acc. No. 059/2012
Rare species
Planted by Prof. James K. Tuitoek (4/5/2011)

Gigasiphon macrosiphon (Harms) Brenan
Mnyedze                                
Acc. No. 048/2012
Rare species (Only in Mrima, Muhaka, Gongoni, Marenje & TZ coast)

Bauhinia tomentosa 
Bauhinia                     
Acc. No. 016/2012
Ornamental plant

Julbernardia magnistipulata (Harms) Troupin.
Mkua                          
Acc. No. 065/2012                 
Timber species

Hymenaea verrucosa Gaertn.
Mtandarusi                 
Acc. No. 001/2012
Timber species

Dialium orientale Bak.f.
Mpepeta                                 
Acc. No. 046/2012
Fruits edible, wood for dhow making

Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Mbambakofi               
Acc. No. 017/2012
Timber species

Tamarindus indica L.
Mkwadzu                   
Acc. No. 021/2012
Spicy fruits, Walk stick and Timber

FABACEAE – PAPILIONIDEAE:

Craibia brevicaudata (Vatke) Daunn
Mphande                   
 Acc. No. 063/2012
Timber specie
Planted by Abdulrahman Mwinyifaki (4/5/2011)

Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Mphingo                     
Acc. No. 086/2012
Becoming rare in Kenya, due to demand for carving

FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE:
Brachystegia spiciformis Benth.
Mrihi                          
Acc. No. 004/2012
Timber species
FABACEAE – MIMOSOIDEAE:

Parkia filicoidea Oliv.
Mnyendze                  
Acc. No. 053/2012
Timber species

Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
“Woman's tongues Tree”       
Acc. No. 040/2012
Medicinal, wood and shade

FLACOURTIACEAE:
Flacourtia indica (Burm.f.) Merrill
Mnyondoya                
Acc. No. 023/2012
Edible fruits

G


Species currently not available

H


Species currently not available

I


Species currently not available

J


Species currently not available

K


Species currently not available

L


LAMIACEAE (LABIATAE):

Ocimum gratissimum L. var. macrophyllum Briq. Syn O. viride Willd.
Vumbamanga                         
Acc. No. 032/2012
Treats body swellings (oedema)

Ocimum americanum L.
Kivumbani                             
Acc. No. 033/2012
Treats nausea

Vitex mombassae Vatke
Mfudu-madzi             
Acc. No. 022/2012
Edible fruits

Rosmarinus officinalis L.
“Dew of the sea”                   
Acc. No. 039/2012
Spice plants

Gmelina arborea Roxb.
Gmelina                      
Acc. No. 098/2012
Timber species

 

 LYTHRACEAE:

Lawsonia inermis L. (Henna Plant)
Hiina                          
Acc. No. 005/2012
Leaves for palm and feet decoration art

M


MYRTACEAE:

Psidium guajava L.
Mpera                         
Acc. No. 019/2012
Edible fruits

Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Mzambarau                
Acc. No. 029/2012
Edible fruits, Timber species

MORACEAE:

Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
Mnguonguo                
Acc. No. 060/2012
False timber species
Planted by Prof. Mohamed S. Rajab (4/5/2011)

Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C.Berg
Mvure                                     
Acc. No. 031/2012
Timber species

MALVACEAE:

Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Mribena                      
Acc. No. 036/2012
Fruits used for making healthy juice

MELIACEAE:
Trichilia emetic Vahl.
Mnwamaji/Munwa-madzi      
Acc. No. 050/2012
High water table indicator species; Oil from seed useful.

N


Species currently not available

O


OLEACEAE:
Jasminum meyeri-johannis Engl.
Mtunda-ofu                
Acc. No. 010/2012
Wild Jasmine  
ORCHIDACEAE:

Vanilla roscheri Rchb.f.
Vanilla                        
Acc. No. 094/2012
Ornamental

P


POACEAE:

Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C.Wendl.
Mwanzi /Muanzi                                
Acc. No. 043/2012
Ornamental, Construction, Food and Medicine

Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and Arn. ex Murno,
Mwanzi /Muanzi                                 
Acc. No. 044/2012
Construction and basketry

Cymbopogon citrates
Mzumaa                     
Acc. No. 008/2012
Leaves used as a tea

PUNICACEAE:
Punica granatum L.,
Komamanga               
Acc. No. 026/2012
Edible fruits
PASSIFLORACEAE:
Schlechterina mitostemmatoides  Harms
Schlechterina              
Acc. No. 090/2012
It shows phenoplasticity for leaf morphology.
POLYGONACEAE:
Oxygonum sp.
Chindiri/Kimbiri                     
Acc. No. 038/2012
Vegetable

Q


Species currently not available

R


RHAMNACEAE:

Ziziphus robertsoniana Beentje sp. nov.
Ziziphus                     
Acc. No. 056/2012
Rare species

Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Mkunazi                     
Acc. No. 055/2012
Fruits are edible

Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Mugugune                  
Acc. No. 054/2012
Fruits are edible

RUBIACEAE:


Coffea sessiliflora Bridson
Wild Coffee               
Acc. No. 096/2012
Kenya Coast endemic

 Vangueria infausta Burch.
Mviru                         
Acc. No. 013/2012
Edible fruits, Poultice for abdominal pains

 Gardenia volkensii K.chum
Chimwemwe              
Acc. No. 002/2012

Polysphaeria multiflora Hiern
Mmangwi                   
Acc. No. 024/2012
Edible fruits

 

RUTACEAE:

Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl..
Mdungu/Mjafari         
Acc. No. 089/2012
Medicinal plant; becoming rare

Diphasia sp. A of FTEA
Diphasia                     
Acc. No. 084/2012
Endangered species (only known from Kinondo)

ROSACEAE:
Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman
Prunus                                    
Acc. No. 041/2012
Medicinal

S


SAPINDACEAE:

Lecaniodiscus fraxinifolius Bak.
Munyanyakanda        
Acc. No. 014/2012
Edible fruits, Building poles

Majidea zanguebarica Oliv.
Majidea                      
Acc. No. 066/2012
Timbers species and also shade plant

Sapindus saponaria L.
Mwamlita                   
Acc. No. 075/2012
Fruits used as detergent

SAPOTACEAE:

Synsepalum brevipes (Baker) Pennington
Mtsamvia                   
Acc. No. 012/2012
Edible fruits, Timber species

Sideroxylon inerme L.
Mtunda-koma                        
Acc. No. 068/2012
Fruits are edible

Synsepalum brevipes (Baker) Pennington
Mtsamvia                   
Acc. No. 064/2012
Fruits are edible
Planted by Dr. Mohamed Pakia (4/5/2011)

SALVADORACEAE:
Salvadora persica L.
Mswaki                      
Acc. No. 003/2012
Tooth brush sticks

T


TILIACEAE:
Grewia plagiophylla K.Schum.
Mkone                        
Acc. No. 082/2012
Medicinal plant

U


Species currently not available

V


VERBENACEAE:
Tectona grandis L.
Mti-chuma /Teak        
Acc. No. 097/2012
Timber species

W


Species currently not available

X


Species currently not available

Y


Species currently not available

Z


ZAMIACEAE:
Encephalartos hildebrandtii A.Braun & C.D.Bouché
Chitsapu                     
Acc. No. 057/2012
Ornamental and for weaving

 

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