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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Rubus lineatus 20
Corylus cornuta californicaCalifornia Hazel30
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Bromelia karatasAnanas pingouin, Karatas, Camburito32
Bromelia pinguinPinuela. Pinguin30
Bromelia serraBayonet bromeliad10
Caryocar brasiliensePequi, Souari nut42
Caryocar villosumPiquia30
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine Palm42
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Casuarina oligodonShe-oak, kilu00
Cedrela odorataCedar Wood, West Indian Cedar, SpanishCedar, Cigar-box Cedar, Cedro Hembra12
Copernicia pruniferaBrazilian Wax Palm, Carnauba Palm, Carnauba Wax33
Dichrostachys cinereaMarabou Thorn, Sickle Bush22
Diospyros mespiliformisWest African Ebony, Monkey guava, jackalberry43
Dipteryx odorataTonka Bean, Brazilian Teak32
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Erythrina edulisBalu. Andean tree bean32
Erythrina fuscaCoral Bean, Swamp Immortelle22
Escontria chiotillaChiotilla, Jiotilla40
Flemingia macrophyllaEnoki-mame12
Garcinia gardnerianaBacupari, achacha40
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