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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bambusa atraClumping Bamboo. Long pipe bamboo.20
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa pervariabilisClumping Bamboo30
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa textilisClumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo30
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Calamus spp.Rattan Palm22
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safou52
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Dendrocalamus brandesiiVelvet Leaf Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo30
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bans21
Dendrocalamus hamiltoniiTama Bamboo. Tufted bamboo30
Dendrocalamus hookeriBhalu bans, Bhutan Green Bamboo20
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bamboo40
Dendrocalamus membranaceusWhite bamboo30
Dendrocalamus strictusMale Bamboo. Calcutta Stricta or Bamboo31
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Erythrina edulisBalu. Andean tree bean32
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