Food plants in Hong Kong

supermarkets and markets

Chinese Name Common name Latin name Family
Nuts & Seeds
yG Cashew Nut Anacardium occidentale Anacardiaceae
ժG / ȧ Ginkgo / Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba Ginkgoaceae
l Lotus Seed Nelumbo nucifera Nelumbonaceae
ߤl Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima Fagaceae
}ߪG Pistachio Pistacia vera Anacardiaceae
Legumes
uި / ܨ Cat Jang Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica Fabaceae
|u Green Bean Phaseolus vulgaris Fabaceae
ܨ / C /
(1, 2)
Garden Pea Pisum sativum Fabaceae
j(1, 2) Soybean Glycine max Fabaceae
Sweet Snap Pea Pisum sativum Fabaceae
Ground Nut / Peanut Arachis hypogaea Fabaceae
Yard-long Bean Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis Fabaceae
Mushrooms
Ĩۣ Field Mushroom/Meadow Mushroom Agaricus campestris -
wۣ (1, 2, 3) Velvet Shank /
Winter Mushroom
Flammulina velutipes -
ۣ Chinese Mushroom /
Straw Mushroom
Volvariella volvacea -
Vۣ (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Shiitake / Oak Mushroom Lentinus edodes -
UY / UYۣ Hedgehog Fungus /
Monkey Head Mushroom
Hericium erinaceus -
qۣ (1, 2, 3) - Pleurotus sp. -
Fۣ(Fۣ) King Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus nebrodensis -
Leafy Vegetable
/ Cabbage/Savoy Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata Cruciferae
е /
(1, 2, 3)
Chinese Cabbage Brassica pekinensis Cruciferae
(1, 2) Chinese Kale Brassica alboglabra Cruciferae
C / յ (1, 2) Chinese White Cabbage Brassica chinensis Cruciferae
͵ Lettuce Lactuca sativa Compositae
o Lettuce Lactuca sativa Compositae
Ե (1, 2) Spinach Spinacia olenacea Chenopodiaceae
v (1, 2, 3) Water Cress Nasturtium officinale Cruciferae
q / R Water Spinach /
Swamp Morning-glory
Ipomoea aquatica Convolvulaceae
Ī / S Asparagus Asparagus officinalis Liliaceae
/ Red Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. capitata cv. Red-acre Cruciferae
(U) - Rorippa indica Cruciferae
ڪ / vʹh Parsley  Petroselinum crispum Umbelliferae
Gourds, Peppers & Tomatoes
e Chinese Wolfberry Lycium chinense Solanaceae
/ OŢ Sweet Pepper Capsicum annuum var. grossum Solanaceae
/ C Cucumber Cucumis sativus Cucurbitaceae
X / G Egg Plant Solanum melongena Solanaceae
` / (1, 2) Chieh-gua Benincasa hispida var. chieh-qua Cucurbitaceae
/ /
(1, 2, 3)
Bell Pepper Capsicum annuum Solanaceae
fX (1, 2, 3 Tomato  Lycopersicon esculentum Solanaceae
Cereals
P Oat Avena sativa Gramineae
Rice Oryza sativa Gramineae
Flower Vegetables
Chinese Chives Allium tuberosum Liliaceae
Chinese Kale Brassica alboglabra Cruciferae
Q Night Blooming Cereus Hylocereus undatus Cactaceae
̥J Baby Corn Zea mays Gramineae
Bamboo Shoots
˵ Bamboo Shoots Bambusa spp. Gramineae
Fruits
īG (1, 2) Apple Malus sylvestris Rosaceae
(1, 2) Carambola Averrhoa carambola Oxalidaceae
l Coconut Cocos nucifera Arecaceae
h Durian Durio zibethinus Bombacaceae
(1, 2) Dwarf Banana Musa acuminata cv. Cavendishii Musaceae
(1, 2, 3) Grape Vitis vinifera Vitaceae
fۺh Guava Psidium guajava Myrtaceae
_G Kiwi Fruit /
Chinese Gooseberry
Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa Actinidiaceae
c / fc Lemon Citrus limon Rutaceae
a Mandarin / Tangerine Citrus reticulata Rutaceae
~G Mango Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae
f Papaya Carica papaya Caricaceae
Pear Pyrus communis Rosaceae
/ n Pear Pyrus bretschneideri Rosaceae
/ (1, 2) Pineapple Ananas comosus Bromeliaceae
Plum Prunus salicina Rosaceae
c Pomelo / Pummelo Citrus maxima Rutaceae
hh Strawberry Fragaria ananassa Rosaceae
/ (1, 2) Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis Rutaceae
c Grapefruit Citrus x paradisi Rutaceae
(1, 2) Water-melon Citrullus lanatus Cucurbitaceae
Cantalonpe Cucumis melo Cucurbitaceae
e
Honeydew Melon Cucumis melo Cucurbitaceae
sG (1, 2, 3)
Pitahaya / Dragon Fruit Hylocereus undatus Cactaceae
e Jujube Ziziphus jujuba Rhammaceae
Onions
j[ Leek Allium porrum Liliaceae
v Onion Allium cepa Liliaceae
[Y Garlic Allium sativum Liliaceae
Welsh Onion Allium fistulosum Liliaceae
Root & Stem Vegetables
ڽ (1, 2) Chinese Radish Raphanus sativus Cruciferae
Jڽ / (1, 2) Carrot Daucus carota var. sativa Umbelliferae
a / g (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Potato Solanum tuberosum Solanaceae
f (1, 2) Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas Convolvulaceae
/ (1, 2, 3) Water Chestnut Eleocharis dulcis   Cyperaceae
Green Radish Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus cv. Green Cruciferae
Ginger Zingiber officinale Zingiberaceae
ʦX Lily Bulb Lilium brownii Liliaceae
Hindu Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Nelumbonaceae
Y Taro Colocasia esculenta Araceae
˽ Sugar Cane Saccharum officinarum Poaceae
(1, 2) Burdock Arctium lappa Compositae
U Celtuce / Asparagus lettuce Lactuca sativa var. asparagina Compositae
Y () Kohlrabi Brassica caulorapa Cruciferae