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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Bambusa atraClumping Bamboo. Long pipe bamboo.20
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa pervariabilisClumping Bamboo30
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa textilisClumping Bamboo. Weaver's bamboo30
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Citrullus colocynthisPerennial egusi, Bitter-apple32
Corylus heterophyllaSiberian Filbert31
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Dendrocalamus brandesiiVelvet Leaf Bamboo, Clumping Bamboo30
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bans21
Dendrocalamus hamiltoniiTama Bamboo. Tufted bamboo30
Dendrocalamus hookeriBhalu bans, Bhutan Green Bamboo20
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bamboo40
Dendrocalamus membranaceusWhite bamboo30
Dendrocalamus strictusMale Bamboo. Calcutta Stricta or Bamboo31
Gossypium hirsutumUpland Cotton21
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformisHeartseed Walnut41
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Olea europaeaOlive, African olive, European olive43
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