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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Populus nigraBlack Poplar, Lombardy poplar13
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Jatropha curcasPhysic Nut, Barbados Nut23
Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena, Lead Tree, White Tamarind32
Moringa oleiferaHorseradish Tree, Moringa,44
Sesbania grandifloraVegetable Hummingbird, Agati,32
Sesbania sesbanSesban22
Tamarindus indicaTamarind43
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Erythrina sandwicensisWiliwili, Hawaiian coral tree02
Erythrina subumbransDadap. December tree22
Samanea samanRain Tree, False Powder Puff, Monkey Pod32
Hibiscus tilliaceusBeach Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus21
Populus hybridsHybrid poplar33
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