Greigia sphacelata Regel. Bromeliaceae.
Chile. The sweet, pulpy fruits, called chupon, are greedily eaten by children.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.
Henriette's herbal is one of the oldest and largest herbal medicine sites on the net. It's been online since 1995, and is run by Henriette Kress, a herbalist in Helsinki, Finland.
http://www.henriettes-herb.com - Copyright 1995–2021 Henriette Kress.