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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattle10
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. Butterpips32
Acmella oleraceaToothache plant, Paracress33
Acrocomia aculeataCoyoli Palm. Gru-Gru Palm, Macaw palm31
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Aegle marmelosBael Tree, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince33
Afzelia xylocarpaMakha Tree, Cambodia Beng Tree22
Alangium chinense 03
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Aleurites cordataJapan Wood-Oil Tree00
Aleurites fordiiTung Tree, Tung Oil Tree, Wood Oil Tree China13
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Allanblackia floribundaVegetable Tallow. Tallow tree32
Allanblackia parvifloraVegetable tallow tree, Ouotera32
Allanblackia stuhlmanniiMkani, Msambo32
Allium tuberosumGarlic Chives, Chinese chives, Oriental Chives,52
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Ambrosia artemesiifoliaRoman Wormwood, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Carrot Weed, Hay Fever Weed, Stickeweed, Tassel Weed, Wild Ta23
Ambrosia trifidaGiant Ragweed, Great ragweed, Texan great ragweed, Bitterweed, Bloodweed, Buffalo Weed, Horse Cane13
Amorpha canescensLead Plant22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Aniba rosaeodoraBrazilian Rosewood, Rosewood-oil tree23
Antirrhinum majusSnapdragon, Garden snapdragon11
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
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