• Renu Joshi, Ph. D.

Common Plants with Botanical Names



I got an simple yet interesting question on Quora that wanted botanical names of common edible plants (including fruits and grains). While it is answered there, following is the compilation


Edible White Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

Avocado (Persea americana)

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Clementines (Citrus × clementina)

Shallots (Allium ascalonicum)

Basil (Ocimum basillicum)

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Rice (Oryza sativa)

Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus)

Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus)

Lemons (Citrus limon)

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

Kale (Brassica oleracea)

Papaya (Carica papaya)

Guava (Psidium guajava)

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)

Cherry (Prunus cerasus)


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http://qr.ae/TU1X3K


Renu Joshi, Ph. D.

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