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Ombrophytum.

Botanical name:

Ombrophytum sp.? Balanophoreae. Mountain Maize.

Peru. These plants, according to Poppig, are boiled and eaten like fungi. They spring up suddenly in Peru after rain and are called mountain maize.


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



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