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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alocasia macrorrhizosGiant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear31
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush10
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundinaria sppRunning Bamboo31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush30
Atriplex semibaccataAustralian Saltbush. Australian saltbush, Creeping saltbush20
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa textilisClumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo30
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Calopogonium mucunoidesCalopo, Wild ground nut00
Caragana microphyllaLittleleaf Peashrub00
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Chamaecytisus proliferusTagasaste. Tree lucerne.00
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Colophospermum mopaneRhodesian ironwood, Rhodesian mahogany12
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