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This map shows the sites of domestication for a number of crops. Places where crops were initially domesticated are called centres of origin

This is a list of plants that have been domesticated by humans.

The list includes species or larger formal and informal botanical categories that include at least some domesticated individuals.

To be considered domesticated, a population of plants must have their behavior, life cycle, or appearance significantly altered as a result of being under humans control for multiple generations. (Please see the main article on domestication for more information.)

Plants in this list are organized by the original or primary purpose for which they were domesticated. When a plant has more than one significant human use, it has been listed in more than one category.

Contents

Food and cookingEdit

Fruit treesEdit

PomesEdit

Citrus fruitsEdit

Nut treesEdit

OtherEdit

CerealsEdit

PseudocerealsEdit

LegumesEdit

Sweet small-plant fruitsEdit

Aggregated drupelet "berries"Edit

True berriesEdit

OtherEdit

VegetablesEdit

Non-sweet small-plant fruitsEdit

Root vegetablesEdit

Herbs and spicesEdit

Oil producing plantsEdit

CommoditiesEdit

Ornamental plantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Heiser, C. B. (1990). Seed to civilization: the story of food. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Simpson, B.B.; Conner-Ogorzaly, M. (2000). Economic botany: plants in our world. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Vaughan, J. G.; C. A. Geissler (1997). The new Oxford book of food plants. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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