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Entada scandens, Entada wahlbergia.

Entada scandens Benth. Leguminosae. Sword Bean.

Tropical shores from India to the Polynesian Islands. The seeds are flat and brown and are eaten cooked like chestnuts in Sumatra and Java, and the pods furnish food in the West Indies. In Jamaica, Lunan says the beans, after being long soaked in water, are boiled and eaten by some negroes.

Entada wahlbergia Harv.

South Africa. In central Africa, the bitter roots are eaten.


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



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