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Pereskia aculeata, Pereskia bleo.

Pereskia aculeata Mill. Cactaceae. Barbadoes Gooseberry.

West Indies. The fruit is yellow, edible, pleasant to the taste and is used in the West Indies for preserving.

Pereskia bleo DC.

Mexico and New Granada. The leaves are eaten as a salad in Panama and are called bleo by the natives.


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



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