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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Cassia fistulaGolden Shower, Purging Cassia, Golden Chain Tree, Indian Laburnum14
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney Locust32
Parkia biglobosaAfrican Locust Bean42
Pithecellobium dulceManila Tamarind, Madras Thorn42
Acacia leucophloeaKuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia.21
Caesalpinia digynaTeri pods, Udakiryaka22
Cassia grandisCoral shower, Horse Cassia12
Enterolobium cyclocarpumDevil's Ear. Earpod tree22
Erythrina edulisBalu. Andean tree bean32
Faidherbia albidaWhite Acacia. White-thorn. Apple ring acacia12
Newtonia buchananiiEast African Newtonia, Forest Newtonia02
Prosopis africanaPau Carvão. Mesquite. Iron tree22
Prosopis albaWhite carob tree, Algarrobo blanco32
Prosopis chilensisChilean algarrobo, Chilean mesquite20
Prosopis cinerariaJandi, Ghaf32
Prosopis pallidaAlgaroba22
Prosopis tamarugoTamarugo10
Saraca asocaAsoka Tree. Sorrow-less Tree03
Senna singueanaWinter cassia, Sticky pod23
Parkinsonia aculeataJerusalem Thorn32
Vachellia niloticaGum Arabic Tree22
Senegalia senegalGum Arabic32
Vachellia seyalShittim Wood22
Vachellia tortilisUmbrella Thorn22
Samanea samanRain Tree, False Powder Puff, Monkey Pod32
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Prosopis glandulosaHoneypod mesquite. Glandular mesquite32
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