Thinking abundance, looking at Haiti

This was eye opening entry in Wikipedia to me, combating the racist lies we hear about how barren Haiti is, so we must send international aid that never arrives, as in the case of the Red Cross or the armed to the teeth UN forces.  Haiti needs real aid – solidarity, love, backing up the efforts by Haitian communities to build autonomy, self sufficiency and sustainability!


http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Whar10/Food_plants_of_Haiti

Food Plants of Haiti

Index of Plants

Okra, Lady’s Fingers

Gru Gru Palm, Macaw Palm

Agave, Century Plant

Shallots/Onions

Leeks

Chives, Onion Chives

Barbados Aloe

Lemon Verbena

Cashew

Sugar Apple, Sweetsop

Guanabana, Soursop

Cachiman, Bullock’s Heart

Peanut, Groundnut

Mexican Poppy

Breadfruit

Jackfruit

Carossier

Cocorite, Maripa Palm

Carambola, Starfruit

Coco Macao

Akee

Canola

Guinea Arrowroot, Sweet Corn Root, Tambu, Lerenes, Topitambo, Topinambur, Toule, Nambours

Indian Shot

Peruvian Pepper

Bonnet Pepper, Squash Pepper

Pawpaw, Papaya

Wormseed

Star Apple, Caimito

Satin Leaf, Damson Plum

Watermelon (see the pic!)

Seville Orange or Bitter Orange

Lemon

Pummelo, Pomelo

Citron

Orange

Arabian Coffee

Coconut

Smooth Snakebark

Calabash, Calabash Tree

Cucumber

Globe Artichoke

Carrot

Three-Flowered Beggarweed

Greater Yam, Ube

West Indian Chickweed

Field Horsetail

Sawtooth Coriander, Culantro

Kangkong, Water Spinach

Sweet Potato, Batata

Physic Nut, Purging Nut

Yellow Velvetleaf

Barbados Cherry, Acerola

Common Mallow, Dwarf Mallow

Dwarf Mallow

Mamey or Mammee Apple, Abricot, Mammea

Mango

Cassava, Manioc, Tapioca

Black Balata, Chicle, Ausubo

Bead Tree, Cape Lily

Spanish Lime, Mamoncillo, Genip

Four O’Clock Plant

White Mulberry

Korean Mulberry

Red Mulberry

Banana

Adder’s Tongue Fern

Indian Fig

Panizo Cauchin, Sowi Millet

Shirley Poppies

Pellitory of the Wall

Passion Fruit, Purple Passion Fruit

Water Lemon, Yellow Granadilla

Bullrush Millet, Pearl Millet

Avocado, West Indian Avocado

Year Bean

Frogfruit, Lippia

Field Pea, Grey Pea

Sirapotta Gida, Chinese Plantain

Common Purslane, Pigweed

Portulacaceae – More Information on Portulaca oleracea [89], Portulca retusa [90] [91] or Portulacasp. [92]

European Plum

Wine Palm, Cherry Palm

Guava

Pomegranate

Red Currant

Rollinia

Watercress

Rosemary

Puerto Rican Royal Palm

Sugarcane

Canadian Elderberry

Choko, Chayote

Yellow Bristle Grass

Common Wireweed

Charlock, Field Mustard

Lance-Leaf Greenbrier

Pea Aubergine, Turkey Berry

Sorghum

Tamarindo

Nasturtium, Indian Cress

Water Celery, Wild Celery

Sweet Violet, English Violet

Tannia Spinach

Corn, Maize

Ginger

Coolie Plum, Jujube Tree, Indian Jujube

The following are plant species that still still need additional verification for inclusion as food plants of Haiti. I am presenting them here so others may help me by providing more information.

Pouteria dominigensis (The number of synonyms for this family is massive. I have also found Jocuma listed as – Sideroxylon foetidissimum – See Cuban Dry Forests) (Jocuma) Sapotaceae – More Information on Pouteria sp. [122]

Geonoma interrupta (There is little documentation on this plant except for some references on Latin American websites that didn’t give much detailed information. There is no doubt that there is a food plant named Chonilla. Whether it is this particular species remains to be confirmed.) (Chonilla) Arecaceae – More Information on Geonoma sp. [123]

Mentha spicata – also known as Mentha nemorosa (The preferred scientific name of this plant belonging to the Mint Family appears to be [Mentha spicata (Large Apple Mint) Lamiaceae – More Information on Large Apple Mint [124]

Coccothrinax argentea (Silver Palm, Silver Thatch) Arecaceae – More Information on Silver Palm or Silver Thatch [125]

Calyptronoma plumeriana (Barbados Gooseberry) Cactaceae – More Information on Barbados Gooseberry [126]

Thrinax radiata (Guanillo) Arecaceae – More Information on Guanillo [127] or Thrinax sp. [128]

Chamissoa altissima Amaranthaceae – More Information on Chamissoa altissima[129]

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