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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Ensete ventricosumEthiopian Banana, Abyssinian banana20
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana52
Musa basjooJapanese Banana22
Phyllostachys bambusoidesMadake, Japanese timber bamboo41
Phyllostachys edulisMoso-Chiku, Tortoise shell bamboo41
Phyllostachys glauca 30
Phyllostachys nuda 40
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bans21
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bamboo40
Gigantochloa hasskarlianaAwi Tela40
Metroxylon amicarumCaroline Ivory Nut Palm31
Metroxylon saguSago Palm40
Musa textilisAbaca00
Thyrsostachys siamensisMonastery Bamboo40
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Cephalostachyum pergracileTinwa Bamboo30
Dendrocalamus hamiltoniiTama Bamboo. Tufted bamboo30
Dendrocalamus hookeriBhalu bans, Bhutan Green Bamboo20
Dendrocalamus membranaceusWhite bamboo30
Dendrocalamus strictusMale Bamboo. Calcutta Stricta or Bamboo31
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