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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Apocynum venetum 02
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Attalea funiferaBahia Piassava, Conquilla Nut, Piassaba Palm10
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Caryota urensJaggary Palm, Toddy Palm, Fishtail Wine Palm42
Ceiba aesculifoliaPochote21
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Chamaerops humilisDwarf Fan Palm, European fan palm, Hair Palm, Mediterranean Fan Palm20
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Cordyline australisCabbage Tree30
Ensete ventricosumEthiopian Banana, Abyssinian banana20
Firmiana simplexChinese Parasol Tree, Chinese parasoltree, Japanese Varnish Tree, Chinese Parasol Tree11
Hesperaloe funiferaNew Mexico false yucca00
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana40
Musa basjooJapanese Banana22
Phormium tenaxNew Zealand Flax, Coastal Flax, New Zealand Hemp20
Pueraria montana lobataKudzu Vine45
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