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Maba buxifolia, Maba inconstans, Maba major.

Related entry: Diospyros

Maba buxifolia Pers. Ebenaceae. Satinwood.

Asia and African tropics. The fruit is edible, the taste sweetish and not unpalatable but it is scarcely worth the trouble of eating, the seed being so large in proportion to the pulp.

Maba inconstans Griseb.

West Indies. The fruit, at first yellow, then red, is edible, with an ungrateful smell and an insipid taste. It is an inch in diameter.

Maba major Forst. f.

Fiji Islands and India. In India, the fruit is eaten.


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



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