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Oncocarpus vitiensis.

Botanical name:

Oncocarpus vitiensis A. Gray. Anacardiaceae.

Fiji Islands. The fleshy disk of the fruit, which is of a beautiful red when ripe, is much esteemed by the Fijians, who use it extensively bruised in water and fermented into a liquor resembling cider. The kernel, when boiled, is edible.


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



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