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Callicarpa lanata.

Botanical name:

Callicarpa lanata Linn. Verbenaceae.

East Indies. The bark has a peculiar, subaromatic and slightly bitter taste and is chewed by the Cinghalese when they cannot obtain betel leaves.

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

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