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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acacia12
Acacia leucophloeaKuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia.21
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Agrostis capillarisBrowntop Bent Grass00
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alocasia macrorrhizosGiant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear32
Amaranthus retroflexusPigweed, Redroot amaranth, Wild Beet32
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Arachis pintoiPinto peanut00
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundinaria sppRunning Bamboo31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush32
Atriplex semibaccataAustralian Saltbush. Australian saltbush, Creeping saltbush20
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
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