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Coriaria nepalensis, Coriaria ruscifolia, Coriaria sarmentosa.

Coriaria nepalensis Wall. Coriarieae. Tanner's Tree.

Himalayan region and China. Brandis says the fruit is eaten but is said to cause thirst or colic. J. Smith says the fruit is eaten and is not unwholesome.

Coriaria ruscifolia Linn. Deu.

Peru and Chili. The baccate, fructiferous perianth yields a palatable, purple juice, which is much liked by the natives and from which a kind of wine may be made, but the seeds are poisonous.

Coriaria sarmentosa Forst. f. Wineberry.

New Zealand. The fruit affords a refreshing wine to the natives but the seeds are poisonous. It is called tutu.


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



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