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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Dioscorea batatasChinese Yam55
Dioscorea bulbiferaAerial Yam, Air Potato42
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave salmianaPulque Agave, Giant Agave30
Agave cantala agaveAgave20
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave tequilanaBlue Agave, Mescal, Tequila.40
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus heterophyllusJackfruit52
Artocarpus integerChampedak40
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Ensete ventricosumEthiopian Banana, Abyssinian banana20
Eugeissona utilisStilt-root Palm. Wild Borneo sago palm20
Metroxylon amicarumCaroline Ivory Nut Palm31
Metroxylon saguSago Palm40
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Edible banana52
Agave murpheyiHohokam Agave, Murphey agave20
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