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Castanospermum australe.

Botanical name:

Castanospermum australe A. Cunn. & Fraser. Leguminosae. Moreton Bay Chestnut.

Australia. Fraser says the fruit is eaten by the natives on all occasions and when roasted has the flavor of a Spanish chestnut. Europeans, from necessity, have subsisted on the fruit for two days, the raw fruit griping but the roasted being innoxious.


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



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