Grias cauliflora Linn. Myrtaceae. Anchovy Pear.
West Indies. The anchovy pear is a native of Jamaica, where it forms a high tree. It has for a long time been cultivated in plant houses for the sake of its magnificent foliage. The fruits are pear-shaped, russet-brown drupes and when young are pickled like the mango, which they resemble in taste. This plant is cultivated to a limited extent in extreme southern Florida.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.