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Mammillaria.

Mammillaria fissurata Engelm. Cactaceae. Dry Whiskey.

Mexico. This plant is sometimes called dry whiskey from the fact that when chewed it produces more or less intoxication.

Mammillaria meiacantha Engelm.

Texas. The oblong, scarlet berries are very good to eat.

Mammillaria simplex Haw.

Tropical America. Unger says its berries are edible. This species yields a milky juice that is sweet and wholesome.

Mammillaria vivipara Haw.

Upper Louisiana. The flowers are large and red; the fruit is the size of a grape, green and edible.


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



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