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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Allanblackia stuhlmanniiMkani, Msambo32
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Attalea funiferaBahia Piassava, Conquilla Nut, Piassaba Palm10
Attalea maripaInaja, Maripa Palm32
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Brassica carinataAbyssinian Cabbage42
Canarium indicumCanarium Nut, Ngali, Galip nut, kenari nut42
Canarium luzonicumManila Elemi43
Canarium ovatumPili Nut43
Carya cathayensisChinese Hickory30
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Carya laciniosaShellbark Hickory31
Carya ovataShagbark Hickory31
Caryocar brasiliensePequi, Souari nut42
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Gevuina avellanaChilean Hazel30
Jubaea chilensisChilean Wine Palm, Chile cocopalm30
Macadamia integrifoliaMacadamia, Macadamia nut40
Olea europaeaOlive, African olive, European olive43
Parajubaea cocoidesQuito Palm10
Prinsepia utilisCherry prinsepia42
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Elaeis oleiferaAmerican Oil Palm30
Irvingia gabonensisDika Nut43
Leopoldinia piassabaPiassaba24
Mauritia flexuosaBuriti Palm, Aguaje Palm42
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