Jump to Navigation

We've moved! The new address is http://www.henriettes-herb.com - update your links and bookmarks!

Parinarium.

Parinarium campestre Aubl. Rosaceae.

French Guiana. The drupe is small, oval, yellow. The single seed is edible.

Parinarium excelsum Sabine. Rough-Skinned or Gray Plum.

Tropical Africa. The fruit is greatly esteemed by the negroes and is plentifully supplied in the markets. It is produced in the greatest abundance and is about the size and shape of an Imperatrice plum, with a coarse skin of a grayish color. The pulp is dry, farinaceous, small in quantity and of an insipid taste.

Parinarium macrophyllum Sabine. Gingerbread Plum.

Tropical Africa. The fruit is oblong in form, twice the size of that of P. excelsum but otherwise resembling it in flavor and appearance.

Parinarium montanum Aubl.

French Guiana. The drupe is large, ovate, smootn and fibrous, has a thick, acrid rind, and the nut, or kernel, is sweet and edible.

Parinarium nonda F. Muell. Nonda.

Northeast Australia. This species bears edible, mealy, plum-like fruit.


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



Main menu 2