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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Castanea sativaSweet Chestnut, European chestnut52
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Eucalyptus camaldulensisRed River Gum, Murray Red Gum, River Red Eucalyptus13
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Macadamia integrifoliaMacadamia, Macadamia nut40
Medicago sativaAlfalfa, Yellow alfalfa43
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana52
Olea europaeaOlive, African olive, European olive43
Pistacia veraPistachio, Pistachio Nut32
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Trifolium repensWhite Clover, Dutch Clover, Purple Dutch Clover, Shamrock, White Clover32
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Eucalyptus grandisFlooded Gum, Gum, Rose Eucalyptus02
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Persea americanaAvocado, Alligator Pear53
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Purple Sugar Cane42
Theobroma cacaoCacao, Cocoa Tree53
Prunus dulcisAlmond, Sweet almond43
Eucalyptus microthecaCoolabah, Coolibah, Flooded Box, Coolibah20
Pinus elliottiiSlash Pine22
Pennisetum purpureumNapier grass. Elephant grass22
Populus hybridsHybrid poplar33
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