Celastrus macrocarpus, Celastrus scandens.

Celastrus macrocarpus Ruiz & Pav. Celastraceae. Staff Tree.

Peru. It has savory, alimentary buds. The seeds yield an edible oil.

Celastrus scandens Linn. Bitter Sweet. Staff Vine. Waxwork.

Northern North America. The Chippewa Indians use the tender branches. The plant has a thick bark which is sweetish and palatable when boiled.

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