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Plegerina.

Plegerina odorata Arruda. (Chrysobalanaceae)

Brazil. This plant produces an oval or oblong drupe, very little smaller than an egg, yellow at ripening, the kernel of which is covered with a sweet, aromatic and nutritious pulp.

Plegerina rufa Arruda.

Brazil. The fruit is an irregular drupe, of which the kernel is covered with a sweet fecula, somewhat aromatic, pleasant and nutritive. It is large enough to satisfy one person. It is sold in the markets of Brazil and by some inhabitants it is now cultivated.

Plegerina umbrosissima Arruda.

Brazil. The sweet fruit is sold in the markets of Pernambuco.


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



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