Washingtonia-Willughbeia (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Washingtonia-Willughbeia (Sturtevant, 1919)

Washingtonia filifera H. Wendl.


This palm is found in rocky canyons near San Felipe, California, attaining a height of 50 feet. The fruit is small, black, pulpy and is used as food by the Indians.

Weinmannia racemosa Linn. f.


New Zealand. This tree resembles the beech in leaf and general appearance and bears a fruit the color and size of a Damson plum. The fruit is sweet and pleasant.

Willughbeia edulis Roxb.


Himalayas, Burma, India and Malay. The fruit is of a dark orange color, the size of a large lemon, and is filled with a soft, yellowish pulp, in which are immersed a few seeds the size of a horse bean. It is thought good by the natives.