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Detarium senegalense.

Botanical name:

Detarium senegalense J. F. Gmel. Leguminosae. Dattock.

Tropical Africa. The fruits are about the size of an apricot. Underneath the thin outer covering there is a quantity of green, farinaceous, edible pulp intermixed with stringy fibres that proceed from the inner and bony covering which encloses the single seed. There are two varieties; one bitter, the other sweet. The latter is sold in the markets and is prized by the negroes.


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



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