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Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Ammannia multiflora Lythraceae 10
Cuphea viscosissimaTarweed, Blue waxweedLythraceae 20
Heimia myrtifolia Lythraceae 11
Heimia salicifoliaErva De Vida, Shrubby yellowcrestLythraceae 11
Lagerstroemia indicaCrepe Myrtle, CrepeflowerLythraceae 02
Lythrum portulaWater Purslane, Spatulaleaf loosestrifeLythraceaePeplis portula.10
Lythrum salicariaPurple LoosestrifeLythraceae 23
Sonneratia caseolarisFirefly mangrove, mangrove appleLythraceaeBlatti acida (L. f.) Lam. Rhizophora caseolaris L. Sonneratia acida L. f. Sonneratia evenia Blume So22
Woodfordia fruticosaFire-flame bushLythraceaeGrislea punctata Buch.-Ham. ex Sm. Grislea tomentosa Roxb. Lythrum fruticosum L. Lythrum hunteri DC.22
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