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Reference : HM 59

Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Use of weeds as traditional vegetables in Shurugwi District, Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:60 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/60
Reference HM 59 has information about 21 plants :
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095),leaves of Amaranthus hybridus cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : mbuya (Shona); pigweed (English)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095),leaves of Amaranthus spinosus cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy seaso.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : mbuya (Shona); thorny pigweed (English)
Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Official name : Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095),leaves of Amaranthus thunbergii cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : mbuya (Shona); poor man’s spinach (English)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves cooked as vegetable Rainy/harvest season .The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : black jack (English); sine (Shona)
Celosia trigyna L.
Official name : Celosia trigyna L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095),leaves of Celosia trigyna cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : mundawarara (Shona); silver spinach (English)
Chenopodium album L.
Official name : Chenopodium album L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves of Chenopodium album cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : fat hen (English);, mubvunzandadya (Shona)
Cleome monophylla L.
Official name : Cleome monophylla L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Cleome monophylla cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : musemwasemwa (Shona), spindle pod (English);
Corchorus asplenifolius Burch.
Official name : Corchorus asplenifolius Burch.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves and young shoots of Corchorus asplenifolius cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : derere (Shona); jute (English)
Corchorus olitorius L.
Official name : Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves and young shoots of Corchorus olitorius cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : derere (Shona); jute (English)
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves and young shoots of Corchorus tridens cooked as vegetable. Leaves and young shoots sun dried for later consumption. . The plant is harvested in the rainy and dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : derere (Shona); wild jute (English)
Cucumis anguria L.
Official name : Cucumis anguria L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves and young shoots of Cucumis anguria cooked as leafy vegetable. Leaves and young shoots sun dried for later consumption. The plant is harvested in the rainy and dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : muchacha (Shona); wild gherkin (English)
Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. ex Naudin
Official name : Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. ex Naudin
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), edible fruit pulp. Ripe fruit stored for later use.The plant is harvested in the rainy and dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : mugaka (Shona); spiny cucumber (English)
Cyperus esculentus L.
Official name : Cyperus esculentus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Synonyms : Cyperus aureus Tenore
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), corm of Cyperus esculentus (excluding peel) edible. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : pfende (Shona)
Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Official name : Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), young leaves and shoots cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : chickweed (English)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves and young shoots of Cleome gynandra cooked as leafy vegetable. Leaves and shoots sun dried for later consumption. The plant is harvested in the rainy and dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : nyovhi (Shona); spider flower (English)
Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Hibiscus articulatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves of Hibiscus articulatus cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : derere hambakachere (Shona); wild hibiscus (English)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of Moringa oleifera cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy and dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : drumstick tree (English); moringa (Shona)
Oxalis latifolia Kunth
Official name : Oxalis latifolia Kunth
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), corm oàf Oxalis latifolia (excluding peel) edible. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : musauti (Shona)
Physalis angulata L.
Official name : Physalis angulata L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Physalis angulata eaten raw. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : muguzubheri
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves, young shoots of Solanum nigrum cooked as vegetable, ripe fruit edible. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : black nightshade (English); musungusungu (Shona)
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095); leaves of Sonchus oleraceus cooked as vegetable. The plant is harvested in the rainy season
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Shurugwi District)
Vernacular name : urimirwemombe (Shona); snow thistle (English);