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Eswatini's Flora - siSwati Names and Uses

Compiled by Chris Long, © December 2005

SiSwati names and uses, arranged by alphabetically by botanical name:

Usage Category: Household
Jacaranda mimosifolia *   (Jacaranda)  Jacaranda,
     Sculpture, spoons & furniture.
Jasminum fluminense    (Jasmine)
     Branches used to clean teeth
Jasminum multipartitum    (Starry Wild Jasmine)  ihlolenkosazane,  imfohlafohlane,  isandia senkosikazi,
     Fragrant bath & pot-pourri.
Jatropha curcas *   (Barbados Nut)
     Oil used for candles and soap making. Poisonous.
Justicia flava    (Yellow Justicia)
     Perfumed beads made from roots
Keetia gueinzii    (Climbing Turkey-berry)  gcupe,  sinwati,  ugcupe,
     Knob-sticks.
Kiggelaria africana    (Wild Peach)  siklalu,
     Furniture & agricultural implements
     Furniture & agricultural implements
Kiggelaria africana    (Wild Peach)  siklalu,
     Furniture & agricultural implements
     Furniture & agricultural implements
Kirkia acuminata    (White Syringa)
     Wood used for furniture, household utensils, bowls & spoons.
Kyllinga alba    (White Button Sedge)
     Beer Strainer
Kyllinga melanosperma   
     Beer strainer
Kyllinga odorata   
     Beer strainer
Lagenaria siceraria    (Wild Melon)  inshubaba,  iselwa,  liselwa,  ntshubaba,  shubaba,
     Gourds used to make containers, utensils and musical rattles.
Lannea discolor    (Wild Grape)  isiganganyane,  sigaganjane,  siganganyane,  tintfoholoon,  tintokolovu,  umntfokolovo,  umntfokolovu,  umtfukolovo,
     Stripped bark for twine. Wood used for utensils. Children's pop-guns. Soft wood pounded into plates & spoons.
Leucas glabrata var. glabrata   
     Used for toothbrushes
Lippia javanica    (Lemon Bush)  luhlanga,  msutane,  musutane,  mutshwane,  mutswane,  umsutane,  umswazi,
     Stems used as toothbrush.
Loudetia simplex    (Common Russet Grass)
     Thatching
Manilkara concolor    (Zulu Milkberry)  manematfole,  mncwambi,  sifomamasi,  siformamasi,
     Crafts & spoons.
Mariscus fulgens    (Umbrella Sedge)
     Mats
Maytenus acuminata var. acuminata    (Silky Bark)  umnama,
     Handsome wood makes good sticks.
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