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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree, European smoketree, Venetian Sumac, Wig Tree, Smoke Tree11
Grindelia squarrosaRosin Weed, Curlycup gumweed23
Prunus pedunculata 21
Silphium laciniatumCompass Plant, Robinson's compassplant22
Tephrosia virginianaCatgut, Virginia tephrosia02
Dipterocarpus alatusApitong, baume de gurjun, gurjun balsam02
Dipterocarpus gracilisTagalog: Panao01
Dipterocarpus grandiflorusApitong00
Dipterocarpus kerriiKerr's Keruing02
Quercus insignisChicalaba12
Corynocarpus spp.Karaka20
Desmodium paniculatumPanicled tick trefoil00
Eremophila fraseriBurra, Turpentine bush01
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