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Pentadesma butyracea.

Botanical name:

Pentadesma butyracea Sabine. Guttiferae. Butter Tree. Tallow Tree.

Tropical Africa. The fruit is eaten. The yellow, greasy juice, which flows from the fruit when it is cut, is mixed by the inhabitants of Sierra Leone with their food but is not used by Europeans on account of the strong, turpentine flavor.


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



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