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Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Argania spinosaArgan Tree, Spiny Argania, Morocco IronwoodSapotaceaeArgania sideroxylon Roem. & Schult. Sideroxylon argan (Retz.) Baill. Sideroxylon spinosum L. Verlang42
Baillonella toxispermaAfrican Pearwood, False Shea ButternutSapotaceaeBaillonella djave (Engl.) Pierre ex Dubard. Baillonella pierriana (Engl.) A.Chev. Mimusops djave Eng33
Bumelia lanuginosaChittamwoodSapotaceae 20
Bumelia lycioidesShittamwoodSapotaceaeSideroxylon lycioides.20
Bumelia tenaxIronwood, Tough bullySapotaceae 20
Chrysophyllum cainitoStar Apple, CaimitoSapotaceaeCainito pomiferum Tussac Chrysophyllum bicolor Poir. Chrysophyllum bonplandii Klotzsch. ex Miq. Chry42
Letestua durissimaKong-Afane, CongotaliSapotaceaeLetestua floribunda Lecomte Pierreodendron durissimum A.Chev.02
Madhuca longifoliaButter Tree. Mahua, IllipeSapotaceaeBassia latifolia Roxb. Bassia longifolia L. Madhuca indica J.F.Gmel. Madhuca latifolia (Roxb.) J.F.MacBr.32
Manilkara bidentataBalata, bulletwood, bully treeSapotaceaeAchras nitida Sessé & Moc. Kaukenia globosa (C.F.Gaertn.) Kuntze Kaukenia surinamensis (Miq.) Kuntze22
Manilkara discolorRed milkwood, Silvery milkwoodSapotaceaeEichleria discolor (Sond.) M.M.Hartog Labourdonnaisia discolor Sond. Labourdonnaisia sericea Benth.40
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