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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Ferula communisGiant Fennel11
Phragmites australisCommon Reed, American common reed, Hybrid common reed, European common reed, Subtropical common re52
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Brosimum alicastrumBreadnut. Maya nut32
Brosimum parinarioidesLeite de amapa, Brosimum32
Brosimum utileCow Tree, Palo De Vaca32
Byrsonima crassifoliaGolden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree42
Calophyllum brasilienseBrazil Beauty-Leaf02
Canarium luzonicumManila Elemi43
Canarium ovatumPili Nut43
Canarium schweinfurtiiAfrican elemi33
Canarium vulgareJava Almond, Kenari Nut41
Caryocar brasiliensePequi, Souari nut42
Casimiroa edulisWhite Sapote, Mexican Apple53
Cedrela odorataCedar Wood, West Indian Cedar, SpanishCedar, Cigar-box Cedar, Cedro Hembra12
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Chrysophyllum cainitoStar Apple, Caimito42
Chukrasia tabularisChickrassy, Chittagong Wood, Indian Redwood.12
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Cola nitidaCola Nut, Kola, Bissy Nuts34
Cordia alliodoraEcuador laurel, Cypre, Onion Cordia, Laurel Blanco22
Coula edulisAfrican Walnut30
Couma macrocarpaBarca, Milk Tree, Couba, Sorva, Sorva grande42
Couma utilisSorva, Milk Tree42
Croton megalocarpusCroton tree02
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