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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bursera simarubaGum Tree, Gumbo Limbo22
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Castanea sativaSweet Chestnut, European chestnut52
Chrysopogon zizanioidesVetiver, Vetiver Root, Khus Khus22
Cornus sericeaRed Osier Dogwood, Western dogwood22
Cortaderia selloanaPampas Grass00
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian olive42
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn Olive42
Eucalyptus camaldulensisRed River Gum, Murray Red Gum, River Red Eucalyptus13
Eucalyptus citriodoraLemon-Scented Gum, Lemon Scented Eucalyptus13
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney Locust32
Lespedeza bicolorLespedeza, Shrub lespedeza30
Maclura pomiferaOsage Orange, Bois D'Arc12
Melia azederachBead Tree, Pride of India, Chinaberry33
Miscanthus sacchariflorusAmur Silver Grass00
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