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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil Palm52
Parkia biglobosaAfrican Locust Bean42
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Faidherbia albidaWhite Acacia. White-thorn. Apple ring acacia12
Prosopis africanaPau Carvão. Mesquite. Iron tree22
Vachellia tortilisUmbrella Thorn22
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