Clausena excavata Burm. f. Rutaceae. Whample.
East India and Malay Archipelago. This shrub of China and the Moluccas is cultivated in the West Indies. The fruit has a good deal the taste of the grape, accompanied with a peculiar flavor, being very grateful to the palate. The fruit is borne in clusters, resembling, when ripe, a diminutive lemon, about the size of an acorn. It contains three large seeds which nearly fill the interior. The scanty pulp has an anise-seed flavor. Williams says in China it is pleasantly acid and held in esteem, as it also is in the Indian archipelago. About two bushels are produced on a tree.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.