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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arthrocnemum fruticosumGlasswort10
Atriplex halimusSea Orach, Saltbush51
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Prunus dulcisAlmond, Sweet almond43
Pteridium aquilinumBracken, Western brackenfern, Decomposition brackenfern, Hairy brackenfern22
Pteridium aquilinum esculentumBracken22
Triglochin maritimaSea Arrow Grass20
Ulex europaeusGorse, Common gorse11
Vicia faba equinaHorsebean30
Vicia faba majorBroad Bean, Fava Bean41
Vicia faba minutaTick Bean30
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Anogeissus leiocarpaAfrican Birch24
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco Ironwood42
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Baillonella toxispermaAfrican Pearwood, False Shea Butternut33
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Cananga odorataYlang Ylang, Perfume Tree23
Canarium ovatumPili Nut43
Canavalia gladiataSword Bean32
Caryocar brasiliensePequi, Souari nut42
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Chrysopogon zizanioidesVetiver, Vetiver Root, Khus Khus22
Cinnamomum verumCinnamon, Ceylon Cinnamon Tree43
Citrus aurantiifoliaLime, Key Lime, Mexican Lime, Mexican Thornless Key Lime42
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