Hausa Plant Names

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Acacia albida Gao


Acacia nilotica Bagaruwa


Acacia senegal Dakwara


Acacia seyal Farar kaya

Acacia sieberiana Fara bagaruwa

Acacia tortilis Kandili ko Tamatchi
Acanthospermum hispidum Kashin yawu

Adansonia digitata Kuka


Aeschynomene indica Zamarke


Albizia chevalieri Kasari


Alysicarpus ovalifloius Gadagi


Amaranthus spinosus Aleyahu


Amaranthus viridus Aleyahu


Ampelocissus grantii Faron makiyaya

Azadirachta indica Bedi ko Dogon yaro
Balanites aegyptiaca Aduwa


Bauhinia rufescens/reticulata Dirga


Boerhavia erecta Gadon maciji

Bombax costatum kuria


Borassus aethiopium Kaba ginia

Bascia salicifolia Zure


Boscia angustifolia Agahini


Boscia senegalensis Anza


Boswellia odorata Hano


Butyrospermum parkii Kade


Cadaba farinosa Baggai


Calotropis procera Tumfafiya


Carissa edulis Ci zaki

Cassia mimosoides Bagaruwa kasa

Cassia occidentalis Tafassaar masar

Cassia sieberiana Tchediaye/Malga


Cassia singueana Runfu


Cenchrus biflorus Karangiya


Chrozophora senegalensis Damegi


Combretum glutinosum Taramniya


Combretum micranthum Geza


Commelina benghalensis/forsskaolii Balasa


Commiphora africana Dashi/Iskici/Durumi


Crinum ornatum Albasan kura

Crotolaria macrocalyx Kitcen rago/Dungu Musa
Crotolaria pallida Baka bia rana
Crotolaria senegalensis Gujiyar awaki

Cucumis melo Duma/Gurji


Cucumis metuliferus Golon Zaki

Cynodon dactylon Sarkakiyar zomo

Cyperus spp Jiji


Dolenix regia Flamboyant


Dichrostachus cinerea Dundu


Diospyros mespiliformis Kanyia


Endostemon tereticaulis Kimba


Euphorbia balsamifera Aguwa


Euphorbia convolvuloides Nonon kurciya

Ficus gnaphalocarpa Baure/Cediya


Ficus platyphylla Gamji


Fimbristylis spp Jiji/gemen kusa

Grewia bicolour Dargaza


Guiera senegalensis Sabara


Gymnospria senegalensis Namijin tsada

Hyphaene thebaica Goriba


Ipomoea asarifolia Duman kada

Ipomoea batatas Dankali dorowa

Ipomoea kotschyana Takalmin kwado

Ipomoea vegans Walkin damo/yelyadi
Jatropha curcas (L) Cafar Kuti

Khaya senegalensis Madatchi


Lannea acida/fruiticosa/microcarpa Faru


Lawsonia inermis Lalle


Leptadenia hastata Yadia


Maerua angolensis Ciciwa


Maerua crassifolia Jiga


Moringa oleifera Zogala


Ocimum cunum Kimba


Parinari curatellaefolia Gawassa


Parkisonia acculeata Sharanabi


Pennisetum purpureum Yambama


Phyllanthus pentandrus Hatsin kurciya

Piliostigma reticulatum Kalgo


Poupartia birrea Danya


Prosopis jujiflora Bagaruwa Madaoua

Prosopis africana Kiryia


Pterocarpus erinaceus Madobihia


Salvadora persica Talaekia


Sclerocarya birrea Dania


Schizachyrium exile Jan ramno

Securinega virosa Fulasko/Hilasko


Sesbania spp Zamarke


Sida cordifolia Banza gari

Sida ovata Tsu


Sterculia setigera Kukuki


Stereospermum kunthianum Sansanme


Strychnos spinosa Kokiya


Tamarindus indica Tsamiya


Tephrosia linearis Tsintsiya mahalba

Terminalia avicennioides Bawshi


Trianthema portulacastrum Gadon maciji

Tribulus terrestris Tsaido


Ximenia Americana Tsaida


Ziziphus mauritiana Magaria


Ziziphus mucronata Magariar kura

Ziziphus spina-christi Kurna








Crop spp:

Voandzeia subterranea Gujiyar kurega

Musa spp Ayaba


Cleome gynandra Tabade


Capsicum frutescens Barkono


Citrullus lanatus Gunar daji

Solanum incanum Yalo


Solanum nigrum Gautan kaji

Vitex doniana Dumniya


Legenaria vulgari Shantu


Ceratotheca sesamoides Yau’do


Brassica oleracea Shu/Kwariya


Daucus carota Karoti


Anacardium occidentale Cashew=kakara


Manihot esculenta Rogo


Ricinus communis Kwasare


Parinari macrophylla Gawasa


Eugenia caryophyallata Yan babakku

Cocos nucifera Kwakwa


Xanthosoma spp Mankani


Cola acuminata Goro


Gossypium herbaceum Kada


Vigna unguiculata Wake


Annona senegalensis Gwadda


Phoenix dactylifera Dabino


Detarium senegalense Taura


Solanum melongena Yalo turawa

Andropogon gayanus Gamba


Cassia obtusifolia/tora Tafassa hausa

Allium sativum Tafarnuwa


Zinziber officinale Farin yaji

Psidium guajava Gwaba


Hibiscus cannabinus Rama


Capsicum cerasiforme Tattase


Lactuca sativa Salati


Leucaena leucocephala Kaifibedi


Parkia biglobosa Dorowa


Zea mays Massara


Mangifera indica Mangwaro


Pennisetum americanum Hatsi


Pennisetum typhoides Hatsi


Pennisetum glaucum Hatsi


Tapinanthus spp Kauci


Hibiscus esculentus Kubewa


Allium cepa Albasa


Carica papaya Gwadda massar

Arachis hypogaea Gujiya


Cajanus cajan Dogon wake

Solanum tuberosum Dankalin turawa

Cucurbita maxima Kabushe


Eucalyptus camaldulensis Turare


Oryza sativa Shinkafa


Hibiscus sabdariffa Yakwa


Sesamum indicum Ridi


Sorghum spp Dawa


Saccharum officinarum Rakke


Capsicum annum Poivron


Ipomoea batatas Dankali


Phaseolus acutifolius Wake


Cyperus esculentus Aya


Lycopersicum lycopersicon Tomatur


Nymphaea spp Bado


Citrullus vulgaris Guna ja

Triticum dicoccum Alkama


Striga bilabiata Gaugayi na wake
Striga hermonthica Gaugayi na hatsi
Dioscorea spp Doya



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