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Paederia foetida.

Botanical name:

Paederia foetida Linn. Rubiaceae.

East Indies, Malay and Hindustan. This is a long, cylindrical plant, which gives off a most offensive odor when bruised. The leaves, boiled and made into soup, are considered wholesome and suitable for the sick and convalescent, as Dutt writes.

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

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