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Guazuma tomentosa, Guazuma ulmifolia.

Botanical name:

Guazuma tomentosa H. B. & K. Sterculiaceae. Bastard Cedar.

West Indies; introduced into India. The fruit is filled with mucilage, which is said by Drury to be very agreeable to the taste.

Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. Bastard Cedar.

Tropical America. The fruit, says St. Hilaire, is hard and woody but is filled with a mucilage of a sweet and agreeable taste, which can be sucked with pleasure. In Jamaica, says Lunan, the fruit is eaten by the negroes, either raw or boiled as a green.


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



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