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Monodora myristica.

Botanical name:

Monodora myristica Dun. Anonaceae. Jamaica Nutmeg.

This tree of Jamaica is supposed to have been introduced from South America, but is with more reason believed to have been taken by the negroes from the west coast of Africa. It is cultivated in Jamaica for its fruits, which furnish Jamaica nutmeg. The seeds contain a quantity of aromatic oil which imparts to them the odor and flavor of nutmegs.


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



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