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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arabidopsis thalianaThale Cress, Mouseear cress01
Lonicera periclymenumHoneysuckle, European honeysuckle12
Malva alceaVervain mallow, Hollyhock Mallow51
Malva excisa 41
Phillyrea latifolia 11
Pseudotsuga menziesiiDouglas Fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir22
Salix pulchraTealeaf Willow12
Syringa vulgarisLilac, Common lilac11
Ulmus proceraEnglish Elm32
Viburnum cassinoidesWithe Rod, Appalachian Tea, Witherod Viburnum, Witherod, Wild Raisin Viburnum31
Allanblackia floribundaVegetable Tallow. Tallow tree32
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus akeassiiAfrican Fan Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Byrsonima crassifoliaGolden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree42
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine Palm42
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Corymbia citriodoraLemon-Scented Gum, blue spotted gum, lemon eucalyptus, eucalyptus citriodora.23
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safou52
Diospyros mespiliformisWest African Ebony, Monkey guava, jackalberry43
Dipteryx odorataTonka Bean, Brazilian Teak32
Embelia ribesFalse black pepper, White-flowered Embelia34
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