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Paspalum ciliatum, Paspalum exile, Paspalum scrobiculatum.

Paspalum ciliatum H. B. & K. Gramineae.

Brazil. This is a perennial and a lauded cereal grass of tropical South America.

Paspalum exile Kippist

Tropical Africa. This is a food grass called fundunjii in west Africa.

Paspalum scrobiculatum Linn. Koda Millet.

Old World tropics. This grain is grown to some extent in most parts of India. The seed is an article of diet with the Hindus, particularly with those who inhabit the hill regions and the most barren parts of the country, for it is in such districts it is chiefly cultivated, being an unprofitable crop and not sown where others more beneficial will thrive. It is used only by the poorest classes, says Elliott and is not reckoned very wholesome. Graham says this millet is very common and cheap about Bombay but unwholesome. It is the agrion krithon, furnishing good bread and gruel but which, at first, killed the horses of the Greeks until by degrees they became accustomed to it, as related by Theophrastus.


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



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