Nesodaphne tarairi, Nesodaphne tawa.

Nesodaphne tarairi Hook. f. Lauraceae. Taraire Tree.

New Zealand. The plant bears an ovoid and deep purple fruit used by the aborigines, but, as the seeds contain a poisonous principle, they require to be well boiled in order to make them harmless.

Nesodaphne tawa Hook. f. Tawa.

New Zealand. The fruit is edible but the seeds are poisonous unless well boiled before eaten.

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