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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acacia12
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Caesalpinia sappanSappanwood. Rainbow wood12
Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree, European smoketree, Venetian Sumac, Wig Tree, Smoke Tree11
Indigofera suffruticosaAnil Indigo, Anil de pasto02
Indigofera tinctoriaIndigo, True Indigo, dye indigo22
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Maclura pomiferaOsage Orange, Bois D'Arc12
Rhus copallinaDwarf Sumach, Winged sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac42
Sambucus nigraElderberry - European Elder, Black elderberry, American black elderberry, Blue elderberry, Europea43
Sambucus nigra spp canadensisAmerican Elder43
Senna auriculataMatara Tea. Tanner's cassia23
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