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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, 32
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush42
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Aegle marmelosBael Tree, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince33
Afzelia xylocarpaMakha Tree, Cambodia Beng Tree22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Alnus jorullensisMexican alder, Evergreen Alder00
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Barringtonia proceraPao nuts, Cut nut42
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Caragana microphyllaLittleleaf Peashrub00
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Chamaecrista rotundifoliaRound-leaf cassia00
Chukrasia tabularisChickrassy, Chittagong Wood, Indian Redwood.12
Cinnamomum verumCinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon Tree43
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cordia alliodoraEcuador laurel, Cypre, Onion Cordia, Laurel Blanco22
Couma macrocarpaBarca, Milk Tree, Couba, Sorva, Sorva grande42
Diospyros mespiliformisWest African Ebony, Monkey guava, jackalberry43
Enterolobium cyclocarpumDevil's Ear. Earpod tree22
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