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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, Kamansi41
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
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
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Macadamia integrifoliaMacadamia, Macadamia nut40
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana52
Phyllostachys bambusoidesMadake, Japanese timber bamboo41
Phyllostachys edulisMoso-Chiku, Tortoise shell bamboo41
Phyllostachys glauca 30
Phyllostachys nuda 40
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow Tree22
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safou52
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bans21
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bamboo40
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Inocarpus fagiferTahiti Chestnut, Polynesian Chestnut42
Musa textilisAbaca00
Persea americanaAvocado, Alligator Pear53
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
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