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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Gunnera tinctoriaGunnera, Chilean gunnera11
Juniperus excelsaGrecian Juniper21
Leptospermum scopariumTea Tree, Broom teatree, Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree30
Picea smithianaMorinda Spruce20
Pinus monophyllaSingle Leaf Piñon, Single Leaf PinyonPine, Stone Pine, Pine Pinyon42
Pinus quadrifoliaParry Piñon, Parry's Pinyon Pine, Four-leaved Pinyon42
Quercus variabilisChinese Cork Oak22
Thuja plicataWestern Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Giant Cedar, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar12
Ulmus rubraSlippery Elm25
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Mauritia flexuosaBuriti Palm, Aguaje Palm42
Metroxylon amicarumCaroline Ivory Nut Palm31
Morus mesozygiaAfrican mulberry23
Musanga cecropioidesCorkwood34
Nypa fruticansNipa Palm, Mangrove Palm32
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
Raphia hookeriIvory Coast Raffia Palm32
Triplochiton scleroxylonArere, Obeche, Samba22
Typha domingensisSouthern Cattail43
Typha elephantinaBora. Elephant grass, Indian reed-mace.33
Brucea antidysentericaWaginos14
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Milicia excelsaAfrican Teak23
Pycnanthus angolensisAfrican Nutmeg23
Sorghum bicolorSorghum, Common wild sorghum, Grain sorghum, Sudangrass42
Thaumatococcus danielliiSweet Prayer Plant, Katemfe40
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