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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf Acacia23
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Chamaecytisus proliferusTagasaste. Tree lucerne.00
Erythrina poeppigianaMountain Immortelle. Madre de Cacao10
Flemingia macrophyllaEnoki-mame12
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Inga edulisIce Cream Bean, Monkey Tamarind42
Inga veraIce cream bean, River koko, Guaba, Pois Doux22
Leucaena diversifioliaIpil-ipil00
Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena, Lead Tree, White Tamarind32
Moringa oleiferaHorseradish Tree, Moringa,44
Pithecellobium dulceManila Tamarind, Madras Thorn42
Senna siameaSiamese Senna, Kassod Tree11
Sesbania sesbanSesban22
Vachellia niloticaGum Arabic Tree22
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