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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave tequilanaBlue Agave, Mescal, Tequila.30
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine Palm42
Cassia fistulaGolden Shower, Purging Cassia, Golden Chain Tree, Indian Laburnum14
Cassia grandisCoral shower, Horse Cassia12
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Corypha utanGebang Palm. Corypha palm, Sugar palm32
Nypa fruticansNipa Palm, Mangrove Palm32
Oenocarpus distichusPataua, Bacaba, White bacaba32
Parajubaea cocoidesQuito Palm10
Phoenix canariensisCanary Island Date Palm30
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
Raphia fariniferaRaffia Palm30
Raphia hookeriIvory Coast Raffia Palm32
Saccharum hybridsEnergy Cane42
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Purple Sugar Cane42
Sorghum hybridsPerennial Sorghum41
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