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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia koaKoa Acacia00
Acacia koaiaKoai'a01
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Alnus jorullensisMexican alder, Evergreen Alder00
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
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
Cassia grandisCoral shower, Horse Cassia12
Castilla elasticaPanama Rubber Tree. Mastate blanco20
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor, Camphortree23
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Erythrina poeppigianaMountain Immortelle. Madre de Cacao10
Erythrina sandwicensisWiliwili, Hawaiian coral tree02
Erythrina subumbransDadap. December tree22
Ficus racemosaCluster Fig32
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Hibiscus tilliaceusBeach Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus21
Hyphaene thebaicaDoum Palm. Gingerbread palm.22
Inga edulisIce Cream Bean, Monkey Tamarind42
Inga veraIce cream bean, River koko, Guaba, Pois Doux22
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