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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Chimonobambusa quadrangularisSquare Bamboo20
Chimonobambusa szechuanensis 10
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Corylus avellana pontica 40
Fargesia nitidaFountain Bamboo00
Hibiscus cannabinusKenaf, Brown Indianhemp42
Phyllostachys aureaGolden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo50
Phyllostachys aureosulcataYellow-Groove Bamboo40
Phyllostachys meyeriMeyer Bamboo00
Phyllostachys nidulariaBig-Node Bamboo, Broom bamboo50
Phyllostachys nigraBlack Bamboo, Kuro-Chiku43
Phyllostachys nigra henonisHa-Chiku43
Phyllostachys nigra punctataKurodake43
Phyllostachys nuda 40
Phyllostachys parvifolia 30
Phyllostachys viridiglaucescensGreenwax golden bamboo40
Pleioblastus gramineus 20
Pleioblastus hindsiiHinds' cane-bamboo30
Pleioblastus simoniiMedake, Simon bamboo30
Pseudosasa amabilisTonkin Bamboo00
Pseudosasa japonicaMetake - Bamboo21
Sasa palmataBroadleaf Bamboo, Bamboo00
Semiarundinaria fastuosaNarihiradake, Narihira bamboo50
Semiarundinaria murielaeUmbrella Bamboo00
Thamnocalamus aristatus 20
Thamnocalamus spathiflorus 20
Yushania ancepsRingal00
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
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