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Grias cauliflora.

Botanical name:

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.



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