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Bomarea edulis, Bomarea glaucescens, Bomarea salsilla.

Bomarea edulis Herb. Amaryllideae. White Jerusalem Artichoke.

Tropical America. The roots are round and succulent and when boiled are said to be a light and delicate food. A farinaceous or mealy substance is also made of them, from which cream is made, wholesome and very agreeable to the taste. The roots are sold under the name of white Jerusalem artichoke.

Bomarea glaucescens Baker.

Ecuador. The fruit is sought after by children on account of a sweet, gelatinous pulp, resembling that of the pomegranate, in which the seeds are imbedded.

Bomarea salsilla Mirb.

Chile. The tubers are available for human food.


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



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