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A list of 140 Tsonga fruits, plants, and trees with their scientific names

Tsalwa leri ri xaxameta minsinya, swimilani na mihandzu, leswi kumekaka no tirhisiwa, kumbe ku dyiwa hi Vatsonga. Loko ku ri na mavito lama tirhisiweke, ivi mi nga ma tivi kumbe ku ma twisisa, vulani leswi n’wina mi swi vitanisaka xi swona. Ku na minsinya, swimilani na mihandzu leswi kumekaka etikweni ra Vatsonga hi ku angarhela, loko i vona rito ro a wu ri tivi, u nga lwi, ku na lava va ri tivaka.

Nxanxameto lowu wu tirhise mavito ma sayense (scientific names):

  • Ntsumbula – Manihot Esculenta
  • Mova – Sachharum Officinarum
  • Mandhandi – Abelmoschus Esculentus
  • Nkaka – Momordica Balsamina
  • Timbaweni – Vigna Unguiculata
  • Nkanyi – Sclerocarya Birrea
  • Nyala – Allium Cepa L
  • Xinyalani – Allium Sativum
  • Timanga – Arachis Hypogaea
  • Nkuhlu – Trichilia Emetica
  • Nhlata – Ipomoea Batatas
  • Ncindzu – Phoenix Reclinata
  • Nhlantswa – Mimusops Zeyheri
  • Ndzheko – Lagenaria Sicerania
  • Xikhepu/Rhupi – Colocasia esculenta
  • Xiketse – Ananas Comosus
  • Rihlakahla/Muhlakahla – Cucumis Metuliferus
  • Tamati-Nhova/Vharawa – Lycopersicon
  • Tamati/Ximati – Lycopersicon Esculentum
  • Xiyakayani – Cucumis Zeyheri
  • Nkanjhu – Anacardium Occidentale
  • Nkhokho – Cocos Nucifera
  • N’wahuva – Sorghum Bicolor.
  • Maxalani – Hordeum Vulgare L
  • Nala – Hyphaene Coriacea
  • Nkuwa – Ficus Sycamorus
  • Xihaha – Cactaceae
  • Xipinichi – Spinacia Oleracea
  • Muchayeni/Muchayina – Brassica Rapa
  • Mavele/Swifaki – Zea Mays
  • Mpunga/Rhayisi – Oryza Sativa
  • Mpapawa/Mpapaya – Asimina Triloba
  • Koroni – Triticum Aestivum
  • Zambala/Zambani – Solanum Tuberosum
  • Kwembe – Cucurbita Mixta
  • Vangala – Amaranthus
  • Tobo – Cucumis Melo
  • Khalavatla – Citrullus Lanatus
  • Mova – Saccharum Officinarum

| Image: tropical.theferns.info

Saccharum Officinarum | Image: tropical.theferns.info

  •  Xidorofiya – Opuntia
  • Nkwakwa – Strychnos Madagascariensis
  • Himbi – Garcinia Livingstonei
  • Ntswila/Mpfilwa – Vangueria Infausta
  • Tindzhiva – Diallium Schlechten
  • Ntondho – Cordyla Africana
  • Nsala – Strychnos Spinosa
  • Xinkwakwani – Strychnos Decussata
  • Ntoma – Diospyros Mespiliformis
  • N’wambu – Manilkara Mochisia
  • Nhlava(ya fole) – Amaranthus blitoides
  • Thyeke – Amaranthus Thunbergii
  • Vungwa – Landolphia Kirkii
  • Dokomela – Asclepia Fruitcomum
  • Rhompfa – Annona Senegalensis
  • Nombela – Bequaertiodendron Magalismontanum
  • Tiya ya nhova – Athrixia Phylicoides
  • Nyiri/Nyiyi – Berchemia Discolor
  • Muxiji – Bidens Pilosa
  • Viriviri/Sovorhi – Capsicum Frutescens
  • Chuguru/Ntshunguru – Carissa Edulis Vahl
  • Rhanga – Cucumis Melo
  • Guxe – Corchorus Confusus
  • Mhangani-ntsongo – Aloe Vera
  • Mhangani-nkulu – Aloe Marlothii
  • Ximuwu – Adansonia
  • Mbangi – Cannabis Sativa
  • Fole – Nicotiana Tabacum
  • Xikwenga – Agave Sisalana
  • Nsimbiri – Millettia Stuhlmannii

Colophospermum Mopane | Image: .zimbabweflora.co.zw

Colophospermum Mopane | Image: zimbabweflora.co.zw

  •  Xanatsi/Gun’we – Colophospermum Mopane
  • Muringa – Moringa Oleifera
  • Ndzhenga – Dychrostachys Cinerea
  • Nhlangula – Euclea Divinorum Hiern
  • Thonji – Gossypium
  • Nembenembe – Senna Petersiana
  • Nkahlu/Nkahlwa – Tabernaemonta Elegans
  • Xibaha – Warburgia Salutaris
  • Mpfungurha – Kigelia Africana
  • Nthuma – Solanum Panduraeform
  • Ximphamani/Mphama – Ficus spp
  • Nxakwarhi – Molanodiscus Oblongus
  • Ndzhole – Mimusops Cafra
  • Nhlopfunga – Acacia Xanthophloea
  • Mphasa-mhala – Ziziphus Mucronata
  • Mvhangaza – Albizia Versicolor
  • Gedlani – Zamiocuica Zamiofolia
  • Muba homu – Vitex sp
  • Mbalekwani – Xylotheca Kraussiana
  • N’wajujwani – Senna Occidentalis
  • Muboha munti – Rawsonia Lucida
  • Ndatshwa – Justicia Flava
  • Nyamukuhlwani – Cladestemon Kirkii
  • Nyokanyokani – Cissampelos Mucronate
  • Nsalala – Gardenia Volkensii
  • Nsowa – Heteromorpha spp
  • Ntentenya – Phyllanthus Reticuatus
  • Ntita/Xintitani – Artabortys Brachypetalus
  • Xinkakani – Coculos sp
  • Xinkanyankanyani – Commiphora Neglecta

Commiphora Neglecta | Image:

Commiphora Neglecta | Image: arghyagardens.com

  •  Xikhuvalo – Deinbolia Oblangenipholia
  • Xihufahufa – Panicum sp
  • Xihundze/Rihundze – Panicum Maximum
  • Ximurhi-ntima – Blighia Unijugata
  • Xirhangabyana – Hypoxis sp
  • Xisalasalani – Diospyros Natalensis
  • Nhlerha – Sapium Integerrimum
  • Muluwa – Acacia Ataxacantha
  • Nkaya/Mubvinya-xihloka – Acacia Caffra
  • Xisidani – Acacia Davyi
  • Nsesani/Nsasani – Acacia Gerradii
  • Munga – Acacia Karroo
  • Nkowankowa – Acacia Sieberana
  • Ngoka – Acacia Tortilis
  • Muhlome – Adina Microcephala
  • Nxenhe – Afzelia Quazensis
  • Mphatakhwari – Antidesma Venosum
  • Molela – Albizia Harveyi
  • Nkwangulatilo – Asparagus Virgatus
  • Nkululu – Asaparagus Officinales
  • Musengere/Musengele – Bambusa
  • Nkenga – Burkea Africana
  • Munywani – Blumea aurita
  • Nkohlwani – Bolusanthus Speciosus
  • Mondzo – Combretum Imberbe
  • Nyokani – Crytolepis Capensis
  • Gawana/Xilutana – Cucurbita Maxima
  • Dinda – Dicerocacaryum Zanguebarium
  • Nsisimbhani – Erythrina Lysistemon
  • Ndlulamithi – Eucalyptus spp
  • Nsidwa – Dioscorea Cotinifolia Kunth

Ficus stuhlmannii Image: figweb.org

Ficus stuhlmannii | Image: figweb.org

  •  Xirhomberhombe – Ficus Stuhlmannii
  • Xirhomberhombe (xa ntshava) – Ficus Sonderi
  • Ximombo-nkanyi – Lannea Stuhlmannii
  • Mahlanganisi – Leonotis sp
  • Vucema – Hyphaene Natalensis
  • Musuzwani – Lippia Javanica
  • Mbhandzu – Lonchocarpus Capassa
  • Nhlanga – Phragmites Mauritianus
  • Ndzhopfori/Xilangamahlo – Spirostchys Africana
  • Ntsengele – Ximenia Caffra

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