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Carpodinus acida, Carpodinus dulcis.

Carpodinus acida Sabine. Apocynaceae.

A climbing shrub of Sierra Leone. The fruit has a sharp, acid taste, with some little bitterness, which prevents its being agreeable; it is, however, much liked by the natives.

Carpodinus dulcis Sabine. Sweet Pishamin.

Sierra Leone. The fruit is yellow externally, in size and appearance resembling a lime. When broken or cut it yields a quantity of sweet, milky juice. The pulp, in which many large seeds are found, is also agreeable and sweet.2


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



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