Eleusine coracana


Eleusine coracanaCommon Name: Finger Millet
Description
Eleusine coracana is an annual plant widely grown as a cereal in the arid areas of Africa and Asia. Earliest records of its cultivation in India show that it was cultivated in the Hallur region of Karnataka in the later Iron Age. It remains one of the main ingredients of the staple diet in Karnataka.It is commonly known as finger millet, African finger millet, red millet,[citation needed] caracan millet, koracan. . . .Read more

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Carica papaya


Papaya_cross_section_BNCCommon Name:Papaya
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Carica papaya is an evergreen, tree-like herb, 2-10 m tall, usually unbranched, although sometimes branched due to injury, containing white latex in all parts. Stem cylindrical, 10-30 cm in diameter, hollow with prominent leaf scars and spongy-fibrous tissue. Has an extensive rooting system.
Leaves spirally arranged, clustered near apex of trunk; petiole up to 1 m long, hollow, greenish or purplish-green; lamina orbicular, 25-75 cm in diameter, palmate, deeply 7-lobed, glabrous, prominently veined; lobes deeply and broadly toothed.Read more
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Cleome gynandra


Cleome gynandraCommon Name: Spiderplant
Description
Cleome gynandra is a species of Cleome that is used as a green vegetable. It is known by many common names including Shona cabbage[, African cabbage, spiderwisp, cat’s whiskers,and stinkweed. It is an annual wildflower native to Africa but has become widespread in many tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. It is an erect, branching plant generally between 25 cm and 60 cm tall. Its sparse leaves are each made up of 3-5 oval-shaped leaflets. The flowers are white, sometimes changing to rose pink as they age. The seed is a brown 1.5mm diameter sphere. The leaves are edible. . . . .Read more

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Morus alba


Morus albaCommon Name:Mulberry
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Morus alba is a fast-growing shrub or moderate-sized tree with a fairly cylindrical, straight bole, up to 35 m high and 1.8 m in girth, without buttresses; bark dark greyish-brown, rough with vertical fissures; exuding white or yellowish-white latex.
Leaves very variable, ovate or broadly ovate, distichous, simple to 3-lobed, dentate, palmately 3-veined at base; stipules lateral, caducous, coriaceous.Read more
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