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Coccoloba uvifera.

Botanical name:

Coccoloba uvifera Linn. Polygonaceae. Kino. Seaside Grape.

Shores of the West Indies and neighboring portions of tropical America. Its fruit is eatable and commonly sold in markets but is not much esteemed. As grown in India, the fruit is reddish-purple, pear-shaped, sweetish-acid and is borne in drooping racemes. The fruit consists of the fleshy perianth which encloses a solitary seed.


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



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