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Larix europaea.

Botanical name:

Larix europaea DC. Coniferae. European Larch.

Europe and northern Asia. The Jakuts of northern Siberia grate the inner bark and use it in a broth of fish, meal, and milk. A kind of sugary matter exudes from the the larch in the summer and is collected under the name of manna, or briancono. When the larch forests of Russia take fire, a juice exudes from the scorched trunks which is collected under the name of orenburgh gum.


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



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