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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf Acacia23
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Avena abyssinicaAbyssinian Oat20
Avena barbataSlender Oat20
Avena brevis 20
Avena byzantinaRed Oat20
Avena fatuaWild Oats21
Avena ludovicianaOats20
Avena nudaNaked Oat40
Avena nudibrevis 20
Avena orientalisHungarian Oat31
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Avena sterilisSterile Oats, Animated oat30
Avena strigosaBristle Oats, Black oats20
Avena wiestii 20
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Canna edulisAchira, Indian shot30
Hordeum bulbosumBulbous Barley20
Hordeum deficiens 30
Hordeum distichonTwo-Rowed Barley43
Hordeum hexastichonSix-Row Barley, Common barley30
Hordeum intermedium 20
Hordeum trifurcatumEgyptian Barley20
Hordeum vulgareBarley, Common barley43
Hordeum zeocritonSprat Barley20
Pteridium aquilinumBracken, Western brackenfern, Decomposition brackenfern, Hairy brackenfern22
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