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Combretum butyrosum.

Botanical name:

Combretum butyrosum Tul. Combretaceae. Butter Tree.

Tropical Africa. The Kaffirs call the fatty substance obtained from the fruit chiquito. It is largely used by them as an admixture to their food and is also exported.


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



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