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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
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
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Brassica carinataAbyssinian Cabbage42
Brassica oleraceaWild Cabbage, Broccoli, Tronchuda cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Kohlrabi, Sprouting broccoli42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Casuarina oligodonShe-oak, kilu00
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