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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Allanblackia stuhlmanniiMkani, Msambo32
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Copaifera langsdorffiiCopaiba, Langsdorf's copaifera14
Crescentia cujeteCalabash Tree32
Cucurbita foetidissimaBuffalo Gourd, Missouri gourd32
Gevuina avellanaChilean Hazel30
Lupinus polyphyllusBig-Leaf Lupin, Lupine11
Phalaris arundinaceaCanary Grass, Reed canarygrass, Gardener's Garter Grass, Ribbon Grass00
Gnetum africanumEru, African Jointfir42
Pongamia pinnataPongam, Karum Tree, Poonga-Oil Tree, Indian Beech03
Ricinodendron heudelotiiManketti nut, Zambezi almond, African oil-nut-tree33
Treculia africanaAfrican Breadfruit or Breadnut42
Tylosema esculentumMarama Bean40
Gnetum buchholzianumJointfir42
Acacia holosericeaStrap wattle, Candelabra wattle12
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush42
Allanblackia floribundaVegetable Tallow. Tallow tree32
Allanblackia parvifloraVegetable tallow tree, Ouotera32
Colophospermum mopaneRhodesian ironwood, Rhodesian mahogany12
Crescentia alataJicaro. Mexican calabash22
Plukenetia volubilisInca peanut30
Simmondsia chinensisJojoba22
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, 32
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Acacia murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattle32
Castanea speciesChestnut Hybrids42
Camptotheca acuminataHappy Tree, Cancer Tree05
Corylus hybrids & neohybridsHybrid & Neohybrids, Hazel, Filbert52
Cucurbita digitataCoyote Gourd30
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