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Cassytha cuscutiformis, Cassytha filiformis.

Botanical name:

Cassytha cuscutiformis (?) Lauraceae. Dodder-Laurel.

The white drupes of this north Australian species are edible. The plants are semi-parasitical and are often called dodder-laurel.

Cassytha filiformis Linn.

Cosmopolitan tropics. The plant is put as a seasoning into buttermilk and is much used for this purpose by the Brahmans in southern India. In Yemen, its berries are eaten by boys.


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



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