Scientific names of common plants

Shakespeare once said “what’s there in a name”, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. But, in today’s time, there is a dire need of a common language to connect otherwise it becomes really difficult to communicate. With the advent of globalisation, it has become tough to explain to each other what we want to say. To curb this problem and avoid confusion, scientists have given “scientific names” to each and every recognised species on Earth. The scientific names consists of two parts usually – the genus and the name of the species. These words are standardised and are used for reducing confusion and make communication easy.

Here we have a list of scientific names of the common plants –

Common Names Scientific Names
Apple Pyrus malus
Bamboo Bamboosa aridinarifolia
Banana Musa paradisicum
Banyan Ficus benghalensis
Barley Hordeum vulgare
Black Gram Palsoes Mungo
Black Pepper Piper nigrum
Brinjal Solanum melongena
Capsicum Capsicum fruitscence
Carrot Daucas carota
Cashew nut Anacardium occidentale
Clove Syzygium aromaticum
Cotton Gossypium herbaceum
Cucumber Cucumis sativas
Curry leaf Murraya koenigii
Drumstick Moringa oleifera
Garlic Allium sativum
Ginger Zingiber officinale
Guava Psidium guava
Lemon Citrus limonium
Mango Mangifera indica
Mint Mentha arvensis
Money Plant, Devil’s Ivy Epipremnum aureum
Neem Azadhirachta indica
Onion Allium cepa
Orange Citrus aurantium
Pea Pisum sativam
Peepal Ficus religiosa Linn.
Pineapple Ananus sativus
Potato Solanum tubersum
Radish Raphanus sativus
Rice Oryza sativa
Rose Rosa
Sandalwood Santalum album
Spinach Spinacia oleracea
Tobacco Nicotina tobaccum
Tomato Lycopersican esculentum
Tulsi Ocimum sanctum
Turmeric Curcuma longa
Watermelon Citrullus vulgaris
Wheat Triticum Aestivum

Now, if you have friends all around the world, you will be able to communicate with them about some plants at least!

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Scientific names of some common plants which you should know
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The scientific names consists of two parts usually - the genus and the name of the species. These words are standardised and are used for reducing confusion and make communication easy. Read on and know more about the scientific names of some common plants.