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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Apocynum venetum 02
Araucaria araucanaMonkey Puzzle Tree51
Araucaria bidwilliiBunya-Bunya, Monkey Puzzle Tree, False Monkey Puzzle30
Artocarpus integerChampedak40
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush30
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Attalea funiferaBahia Piassava, Conquilla Nut, Piassaba Palm10
Attalea maripaInaja, Maripa Palm32
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Broussonetia papyriferaPaper Mulberry42
Bursera simarubaGum Tree, Gumbo Limbo22
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Canarium indicumCanarium Nut, Ngali, Galip nut, kenari nut42
Canarium luzonicumManila Elemi43
Canarium ovatumPili Nut43
Carya cathayensisChinese Hickory30
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