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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Archidendron jiringaJengkol, Jiringa42
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa nutansNodding Bamboo, Mai bong20
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's Bamboo20
Bambusa odashimaeOdashimae Bamboo40
Bambusa polymorphaBurmese bamboo, Jama Betua20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Basella albaMalabar Spinach, Indian Spinach, Ceylon spinach,42
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus akeassiiAfrican Fan Palm42
Brassica juncea integrifolia crispifoliaCurled Mustard42
Brassica juncea rugosaHead Mustard42
Brassica juncea integrifolia rugosaHead Mustard42
Brassica juncea integrifolia strumataLarge Petiole Mustard42
Brassica juncea integrifolia subintegrifoliaLeaf Mustard42
Brassica juncea tsatsai multicepsGreen In The Snow42
Brassica juncea tsatsai tumidaSwollen-Stem Mustard42
Calamus rotangRattan, Rotang, Rattan Cane22
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Canarium luzonicumManila Elemi43
Canarium ovatumPili Nut43
Carludovica palmataPanama Hat Plant, Carludovica Palm30
Cassia fistulaGolden Shower, Purging Cassia, Golden Chain Tree, Indian Laburnum14
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