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Dialium guineese, Dialium indum, Dialium ovoideum.

Dialium guineense Willd. Leguminosae. Velvet Tamarind.

Tropical Africa. The pod, about the size and form of a filbert, is covered with a black, velvety down, while the farinaceous pulp, which surrounds the seeds, has an agreeably acid taste and is commonly eaten.

Dialium indum Linn. Tamarind Plum.

Java. The plant has a delicious pulp, resembling that of the tamarind but not quite so acid.

Dialium ovoideum Thw.

Ceylon. The fruits are sold in the bazaars. They have an agreeable, acid flavor.


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



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