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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. Butterpips32
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Bauhinia petersianaWhite bauhinia, Zambezi coffee32
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Buchanania lanzanAlmondette, Charoli Nut42
Caesalpinia digynaTeri pods, Udakiryaka22
Caryodendron orinocenseTaccy Nut, Nuez de Barinas31
Chrysobalanus icacoCoco Plum, Paradise Plum42
Citrullus colocynthisPerennial egusi, Bitter-apple32
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Corylus colurnaTurkish Hazel, Chinese hazelnut, Turkish Filbert, Turkish Hazel31
Corylus heterophyllaSiberian Filbert31
Corylus hybrids & neohybridsHybrid & Neohybrids, Hazel, Filbert52
Corylus maximaFilbert, Giant filbert50
Corylus sieboldianaJapanese Hazel, Manchurian hazel30
Crescentia alataJicaro. Mexican calabash22
Crescentia cujeteCalabash Tree32
Cucurbita digitataCoyote Gourd30
Cucurbita ficifoliaMalabar Gourd, Figleaf gourd32
Cucurbita foetidissimaBuffalo Gourd, Missouri gourd32
Dacryodes edulisBush Butter Tree, Butterfruit, African Plum, bush pear, bush plum, safou52
Entada phaseoloidesSt. Thomas Bean32
Glycine spp.Perennial Soybean43
Guibourtia coleospermaBushman bean, Large false mopane22
Helianthus cusickiiCusick's sunflower31
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