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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Allanblackia stuhlmanniiMkani, Msambo32
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amphicarpaea bracteataHog Peanut, American hogpeanut51
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Araucaria araucanaMonkey Puzzle Tree51
Araucaria bidwilliiBunya-Bunya, Monkey Puzzle Tree, False Monkey Puzzle30
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Artocarpus integerChampedak40
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Attalea funiferaBahia Piassava, Conquilla Nut, Piassaba Palm10
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