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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Melia azederachBead Tree, Pride of India, Chinaberry33
Prunus armeniacaApricot43
Prunus pedunculata 21
Prunus spinosaSloe - Blackthorn32
Rhus succedaneaWax Tree12
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow Tree22
Toxicodendron vernicifluumLacquer Tree01
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Jatropha curcasPhysic Nut, Barbados Nut23
Parinari curatellifoliaMbola, Grys Appel42
Pongamia pinnataPongam, Karum Tree, Poonga-Oil Tree, Indian Beech03
Sapindus saponariaSoapberry, Wild Chinaberry, Florida Soap Berry, Soap Nut, Soap Tree02
Simarouba amaraParadise tree, bitterwood34
Vernicia fordiiTung Tree, Tung Nut13
Vernicia montanaAbrasin oil tree03
Prunus sibiricaSiberian Apricot32
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Caesalpinia digynaTeri pods, Udakiryaka22
Croton tigliumCroton Oil Plant. Croton, Purging croton.03
Licania rigidaOiticica00
Litsea glutinosaIndian Laurel. Brown bollygum, Maida lakri22
Semecarpus anacardiumMarking Nut Tree. Oriental Cashew23
Terminalia belliricaBeleric Myrobalan23
Trichilia emeticaBanket mahogany, Natal mahogany, 23
Virola sebiferaVirola Nut. Red Ucuba. Pintri, 02
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