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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acacia12
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Colophospermum mopaneRhodesian ironwood, Rhodesian mahogany12
Ficus elasticaRubber Plant. India Rubber Tree22
Ficus racemosaCluster Fig32
Jatropha curcasPhysic Nut, Barbados Nut23
Maclura pomiferaOsage Orange, Bois D'Arc12
Metroxylon saguSago Palm40
Morus albaWhite Mulberry, Common Mulberry,43
Nopalea cochenilliferaCochineal plant.22
Opuntia dilleniiDillen prickly pear, 30
Opuntia tomentosaVelvet prickly pear, Woollyjoint Pricklypear30
Pithecellobium dulceManila Tamarind, Madras Thorn42
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Samanea samanRain Tree, False Powder Puff, Monkey Pod32
Schleichera oleosaMalay Lac Tree. Lac tree, Ceylon oak32
Terminalia catappaIndian Almond, Tropical Almond Tree42
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