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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, 32
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Acacia holosericeaStrap wattle, Candelabra wattle12
Acacia murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattle32
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush42
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush32
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Caragana microphyllaLittleleaf Peashrub00
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor, Camphortree23
Cortaderia selloanaPampas Grass00
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian olive42
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn Olive42
Erythrina sandwicensisWiliwili, Hawaiian coral tree02
Eucalyptus camaldulensisRed River Gum, Murray Red Gum, River Red Eucalyptus13
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena, Lead Tree, White Tamarind32
Metroxylon saguSago Palm40
Nypa fruticansNipa Palm, Mangrove Palm32
Pinus elliottiiSlash Pine22
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