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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor, Camphortree23
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Macadamia integrifoliaMacadamia, Macadamia nut40
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana40
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Inga edulisIce Cream Bean, Monkey Tamarind42
Inocarpus fagiferTahiti Chestnut, Polynesian Chestnut42
Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena, Lead Tree, White Tamarind32
Moringa oleiferaHorseradish Tree, Moringa,44
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
Pithecellobium dulceManila Tamarind, Madras Thorn42
Pongamia pinnataPongam, Karum Tree, Poonga-Oil Tree, Indian Beech03
Senna siameaSiamese Senna, Kassod Tree11
Sesbania grandifloraVegetable Hummingbird, Agati,32
Sesbania sesbanSesban22
Tamarindus indicaTamarind43
Trema orientalisCharcoal Tree12
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