Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. The Project is directed at enabling designers of ‘carbon farms’ and ‘food forests’: agroecosystems of perennial plants, to choose the most appropriate plants for their requirements and site conditions. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. More >>>

Follow Us:
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acanthocereus tetragonusPitahaya. Barbed-wire cactus.30
Agave cantala agaveAgave20
Agave fourcroydesHenequen01
Agave lechuguillaIxtle, Chihuahua12
Agave salmianaPulque Agave, Giant Agave30
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Agave tequilanaBlue Agave, Mescal, Tequila.30
Agave viviparaMescal Casero30
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Bromelia karatasAnanas pingouin, Karatas, Camburito32
Bromelia pinguinPinuela. Pinguin30
Bromelia serraBayonet bromeliad10
Bursera simarubaGum Tree, Gumbo Limbo22
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Cassia grandisCoral shower, Horse Cassia12
Cereus hildmannianusHildmania cactus, Hedge cactus30
Cereus repandusPeruvian apple cactus30
Chrysobalanus icacoCoco Plum, Paradise Plum42
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cornus sericeaRed Osier Dogwood, Western dogwood22
Cylindropuntia spp.Cholla30
Erythrina edulisBalu. Andean tree bean32
Erythrina poeppigianaMountain Immortelle. Madre de Cacao10
Erythrina sandwicensisWiliwili, Hawaiian coral tree02
Erythrina subumbransDadap. December tree22
Escontria chiotillaChiotilla, Jiotilla40
Euphorbia lacteaMottled Spurge00
Euphorbia neriifoliaFleshy spurge, Hedge Euphorbia, Oleander spurge22
123
© 2010, Plants For A Future. Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified (but some can). Please view the copyright link for more information.
Web Design & Management