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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abroma augustaCotton Abroma. Perennial Indian Hemp.03
Acrocomia aculeataCoyoli Palm. Gru-Gru Palm, Macaw palm31
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Aechmea magdalenaePingwing. Ixtle, Pita plant30
Agave cantala agaveAgave20
Agave fourcroydesHenequen01
Agave lechuguillaIxtle, Chihuahua12
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Agave viviparaMescal Casero30
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Apocynum pictumKendyr02
Apocynum venetum 02
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Asclepias currasavicaBlood Flower01
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Attalea funiferaBahia Piassava, Conquilla Nut, Piassaba Palm10
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Bromelia karatasAnanas pingouin, Karatas, Camburito32
Bromelia pinguinPinuela. Pinguin30
Bromelia serraBayonet bromeliad10
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine Palm42
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