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Index of Latin Names: Z
Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelia trifloraIndian AbeliaCaprifoliaceaeZabelia triflora. (Wallich.)Makino.00
Bromus ramosusHairy BromePoaceae or GramineaeZerna ramosa. (Huds.)Lindm.01
Microcycas calocomaPalma corchoCycadaceaeZamia calocoma Miq.00
Zamia sppZamia cycads. Pine cone cycadCycadaceaeSee individual species20
Zannichellia palustrisHorned PondweedZannichelliaceaePelta palustris. Potamogeton contortus. Zannichellia aculeata00
Zantedeschia aethiopicaArum Lily, Calla lily, White Calla LilyAraceae 10
Zanthoxylum ailanthoides Rutaceae 21
Zanthoxylum alatumWinged Prickly AshRutaceaeZ. armatum.32
Zanthoxylum americanumPrickly Ash - Northern, Common pricklyash, Northern Prickly AshRutaceaeThylax fraxineum. Zanthoxylum fraxineum. Zanthoxylum fraxinifolium. Zanthoxylum mite.23
Zanthoxylum beecheyanum Rutaceae 21
Zanthoxylum bungeanum Rutaceae 23
Zanthoxylum clava-herculisHercules Club. Prickly Ash - Southern, Hercules' club, Southern Prickly AshRutaceaeZanthoxylum carolinianum. Zanthoxylum catesbianum. Zanthoxylum clavatum.23
Zanthoxylum coreanum Rutaceae 11
Zanthoxylum nitidum Rutaceae 02
Zanthoxylum piperitumJapanese Pepper TreeRutaceaeFagara piperita.32
Zanthoxylum planispinumWinged Prickly AshRutaceaeZ. alatum planispinum. Z. alatum subtrifoliatum.32
Zanthoxylum schinifoliumPeppertreeRutaceaeFagara pteropoda. Zanthoxylum mantschuricum. Zanthoxylum pteropodum22
Zanthoxylum simulansSzechuan Pepper, Chinese-pepper, Prickly AshRutaceaeZanthoxylum acanthophyllum. Zanthoxylum argyi. Zanthoxylum podocarpum32
Zea hybridsPerennial corn, Perennial MaizePoaceaeSee individual species/hybrids.53
Zea maysSweet Corn, CornPoaceae or Gramineae 43
Zelkova schneiderianaChinese ZelkovaUlmaceae 00
Zelkova serrataJapanese Zelkova, Saw Leaf ZelkovaUlmaceaeZ. acuminata. Z. formosa. Z. hirta. Z. keaki. Abelicea hirta. Corchorus hirtus. non L. C. serr10
Zephyranthes atamascaAtamasco LilyAmaryllidaceae 10
Zieria smithiiSandfly BushRutaceaeZ. arborescens. Z. lanceolata.01
Zingiber officinaleGinger: Common,Cooking Stem, CantonZingiberaceaeAmomum angustifolium Salisb. Amomum zingiber L. Amomum zinziba Hill Zingiber aromaticum Noronha Zing45
Zizania aquaticaWild Rice, Annual wildricePoaceae or Gramineae 50
Zizania latifoliaManchurian Wild RicePoaceae or GramineaeZ. caducifolia.41
Zizia aureaGolden Alexanders, Golden ziziaApiaceae or Umbelliferae 21
Ziziphus jujubaJujubeRhamnaceaeZiziphus mauritiana Lam. Z. sativa. Z. vulgaris. Z. zizyphus. (L.)Karsten. Rhamnus zizyphus.43
Zostera marinaEel Grass, SeawrackZosteraceae 21
Zoysia japonicaKorean Lawn GrassPoaceae or GramineaeZ. pungens. non Willd. Z. pungens japonica. Osterdamia japonica.10
Zygophyllum fabagoSyrian Bean CaperZygophyllaceae 10
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