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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
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
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Castanea mollissimaChinese Chestnut32
Corylus heterophyllaSiberian Filbert31
Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformisHeartseed Walnut41
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Olea europaeaOlive, African olive, European olive43
Pistacia veraPistachio, Pistachio Nut32
Populus euphratica 01
Populus nigraBlack Poplar, Lombardy poplar13
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Populus deltoidesEastern Cottonwood, Plains cottonwood, Rio Grande cottonwood, Necklace Poplar22
Quercus suberCork Oak22
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow Tree22
Xanthoceras sorbifoliumYellowhorn30
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Dendrocalamus giganteusGiant Bamboo, Bhalu bans, Dhungre bans21
Dendrocalamus latiflorusSweet Bamboo, Sweet bamboo shoot, Taiwan giant bamboo40
Hevea brasiliensisPara Rubber Tree, Brazilian Rubber Tree20
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Dendrocalamus hamiltoniiTama Bamboo. Tufted bamboo30
Dendrocalamus hookeriBhalu bans, Bhutan Green Bamboo20
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