Jump to Navigation

We've moved! The new address is http://www.henriettes-herb.com - update your links and bookmarks!

Aglaia edulis. Aglaia odorata.

Aglaia edulis A. Gray. Meliaceae.

Fiji Islands and the East Indies. The natives eat the aril which surrounds the seed and call it gumi. The fruit is edible, having a watery, cooling, pleasant pulp. The aril is large, succulent and edible.

Aglaia odorata Lour.

China. Firminger says this plant never fruits in Bengal. The flowers are bright yellow, of the size and form of a pin head and are delightfully fragrant. Fortune says it is the lan-hwa u yu-chu-lan of China and that the flowers are used for scenting tea. Smith says it is the san-yeh-lan of China, that the flowers are used for scenting tea and that the tender leaves are eaten as a vegetable.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



Main menu 2