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Avicennia officinalis.

Botanical name:

Avicennia officinalis Linn. Verbenaceae. New Zealand Mangrove.

Region of the Caspian. This plant transudes a gum which the natives of New Zealand esteem as a food. The kernels are bitter but edible.

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

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