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Hydnora africana.

Botanical name:

Hydnora africana Thunb. Cytinaceae. Jackal's Kost.

South Africa. This plant is found growing on the roots of Euphorbia. It consists of a tubular flower from four to six inches long and may be compared to the socket of a candlestick but three-lobed. The outside is of dull brown and inside of a rosy-red color It possesses an offensive smell like putrid meat. It is, however, said to be eaten by the Hottentots.


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



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