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Calyptranthes.

Calyptranthes aromatica St. Hil. Myrtaceae.

South Brazil. Mueller says the flower-buds can be used as cloves; the berries, as allspice.

Calyptranthes obscura DC.

Brazil. The fruit is sold in Rio Janeiro as an aromatic and astringent.

Calyptranthes paniculata Ruiz & Pav.

Peru. The fruit is used as a substitute for cloves.

Calyptranthes schiediana Berg.

Mexico. In Mexico, the fruit is used as cloves.


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



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